supermoon canada

Mark your calendar because Canada's last 2020 supermoon is happening this week

Canada's final supermoon for this year will light up the evening sky this week, and since you won't have the chance to see another supermoon until April 2021, you may want to mark your calendar.

The stunning astronomical event will take place on Thursday, May 7.

The May supermoon — nicknamed the "Flower Moon" by the Algonquin nations in what is now the northeastern United States — will be the fourth supermoon this year.

You may want to set your alarm, because the moon will be fullest on Thursday morning at 6:45 a.m. EDT, according to NASA.

More of a late riser? Not to worry; the moon will still appear pretty full from Tuesday evening through Friday morning, so there should be plenty of time to catch a glimpse of the supermoon.

According to the Farmer's Almanac, a supermoon occurs when a full moon is at the point in its monthly orbit where it's closest to Earth, making it appear bigger.

The moon also looks biggest when it's rising or setting, so you may want to wait until the supermoon is close to the horizon to snap the perfect picture.

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Tourism Victoria

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