According to The Weather Network, western Canada's active forest fires caused thick smoke to travel across the country, even reaching Newfoundland.
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Lingering smoke from forest fires in Ontario and Manitoba was one of the principal causes of poor air quality in several areas of Quebec on Monday evening, including Laval, Gatineau, Shawinigan and Montreal, according to Environment Canada.
However, the smog was not expected to last more than 36 hours.
In a July 20 tweet, the Canadian Space Agency explained that particles from the Canadian wildfires caused the sunlight's longer-wavelength colours, like red and orange, to shine through while blocking the shorter wavelengths of yellow, blue and green.
Many Quebecers took to the Internet to create a digital record of the limited-time meteorological phenomenon.
Environment Canada anticipates "the air quality will improve gradually today."
The forecast from FireSmoke Canada, a resource supported by provincial and the federal governments that provides "information and resources about smoke from wildland fires," shows particulates from the current Ontario, British Columbia and northwestern U.S. fires spreading across the continent.
Its online map shows smoke clearing from Montreal skies by Wednesday evening.
The Tuesday forecast from Environment Canada also shows a chance of rain and thunderstorms.
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The eclipse will become visible in the early morning hours shortly before sunrise in Montreal. Early birds will be treated to a celestial spectacle that will last approximately one hour and will see roughly 78% of the sun covered by the moon at its peak.
Espace pour la vie estimates that "the partial eclipse will reach its maximum at 5:39:10 [a.m.], with the Moon covering 78.9% of the Sun’s surface, which will stand only 7 degrees above the east-northeast horizon. The phenomenon will end at 6:38:58 [a.m]."
When the Wolf Moon is expected to be visible in Montreal
The Old Farmer's Almanac tells us, "it's thought that January's full Moon came to be known as the Wolf Moon because wolves were more often heard howling at this time."
"It was traditionally believed that wolves howled due to hunger during winter, but we know today that wolves howl for other reasons. Howling and other wolf vocalizations are generally used to define territory, locate pack members, reinforce social bonds, and coordinate hunting."
The moon is supposed to start to be visible as of 2:16 p.m. in Montreal, which gives us a lot of time to see it for ourselves before curfew hits.
According to Environment Canada, there will be a mix of sun and clouds all day until 5 p.m. and when night falls, it'll be "partly cloudy," which means there's a chance we'll get to see the Wolf Moon as it sits up in the sky.
So, make sure to take a little stroll around the city later today, as you may just spot a beautiful full moon starring down at you.