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New Year's Day supermoon 'biggest and brightest' of 2018

A "supermoon" happens when the moon becomes full at its closest point in its orbit around earth. The next supermoon will occur on Jan 21. A "supermoon" happens when the moon becomes full at its closest point in its orbit around earth. The next supermoon will occur on Jan 21.

(CNN) - The start of 2018 also welcomed the first supermoon of the year.

NASA called the New Year’s Day event the "biggest and brightest" for 2018.

A "supermoon" occurs when the moon becomes full at it's closest point in its orbit around earth.

Some called it the "Wolf Moon" and staked out all night to watch it.

The next supermoon will be at end of the month on Jan 31.

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