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There's going to be a supermoon shining over Montreal this weekend

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DH Montreal Staff Nov 29, 2017 2:23 pm 232

Get your cameras ready Montreal, there’s going to be a spectacular supermoon rising over the city this weekend.

On the evening of December 3, the giant-looking moon is scheduled to rise above Montreal, making it this year’s only true supermoon.

A supermoon occurs when the closest point to Earth in the moon’s orbit coincides with a full moon. This makes the moon appear larger and brighter in the sky than usual.

This Sunday, set your alarm for 5:49 pm, as this is when the moon is set to illuminate the sky and give everyone who’s watching a free outdoor show.

For optimal viewing, find a park or another spot outside the city limits in order to have enough darkness and be prepared to be amazed.

A good spot to go moon watching in Montreal is usually away from the city lights, which provides you with optimal sweeping view of the skyline and harbour, over which the giant orb will rise in all its majesty.

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DH Montreal Staff

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