We might have only had two days of 2018 so far, but we’ve already seen one of the biggest lunar phenomenons of the calendar year.
On New Year’s Day, the UK was treated to the ‘largest’ full moon of the next twelve months, as it reached the closest point in its orbit with Earth.
As we tweet at 5pm on #NewYearsDay, the full moon will be at its closest point to Earth in an orbit, making this the ‘biggest’ full moon of 2018 🌕 The first full moon of the year is often called the Wolf Moon 🐺but in other cultures can be an Old Moon, Ice Moon or Snow Moon ❄️ pic.twitter.com/UZwa76gbWP
— Met Office (@metoffice) January 1, 2018
The rare supermoon is known colloquially in Britain as the ‘Wolf Moon’, according to the Met Office, but elsewhere in the world it is known as Old Moon, Ice Moon or Snow Moon.
While you might not have seen any werewolves, stargazers across the country managed to capture some stunning images of the event.