2018’s first full moon will be the biggest supermoon of the year and it’s arriving on the very first day of the year.

Dubbed the “wolf moon”, the supermoon will occur on January 1 at 9:24 p.m.
The moon will make its first appearance in Brampton skies at around 4:48 p.m. as it starts to rise. For a few minutes the sun, which sets at 4:50 p.m., and the moon will share the sky. But you’ll only be able to catch them both from somewhere flat, with an unobstructed horizon.

“Supermoons happen when a full moon approximately coincides with the moon’s perigee, or a point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth,” says livescience.com. “This makes the moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.”

A phenomenon called the “moon illusion” will make the moon look bigger when it’s closer to the horizon, so it’s likely to look its most impressive as its rising.

If the frigid cold keeps you inside instead of checking out the wolf moon, a second, though less impressive, supermoon is expected on January 31, along with a full lunar eclipse happening at the same time.