August's coast-to-coast total solar eclipse captured the attention of millions of Americans and became a major cultural event this year, but the moon's big moment is finally about to arrive at the top of 2018.
As the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve, the Times Square ball won't be the only glowing orb in the sky—it'll be joined by a supermoon. If you're behind on your moon lingo, Quartz explains that supermoons appear as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal full moons.
That's not where the fun ends for all the moon heads out there, though. The month's second supermoon will take place on January 31, technically making it a super blue moon. Making the event even more special, this supermoon will also feature a total lunar eclipse—taking on a reddish color as atmosphere changes the light.
Because of this rare coincidence, the event has been given on a long, tongue-twister of a name: a super blue blood moon. Head here to find out what's the best time to look up at the sky depending on your location.
As NASA points out, this will cap off a rare series of three supermoons. The first arrived on December 3, 2017, the second will be here on January 1, 2018, and the third will occur on January 31, 2018. If you're in need of a crash course before January rolls around, you can learn more about supermoons in the short video below.