THE SKIES were illuminated by the first supermoon of 2018 last night – known as the ‘wolf moon’.

A supermoon is a full moon that coincides with the shortest distance between the moon and earth during its orbit.

The supermoon in each lunar cycle is given a name. February’s is known as the ‘snow moon’ or ‘hunger moon’.

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Super "Wolf" Moon taken early evening over Porthtowan, Cornwall on it's appearances in breaks of the low cloud.

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the close up pic is through a telescope

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Other famous examples are the ‘harvest moon’ in September and October’s ‘hunter’s moon’.

This excellent picture of the wolf moon was taken by Hannah Brookes in Kearsley, near Bolton.

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