...and not just any Supermoon, this will be the biggest Supermoon in the last 70 years!
On November 14th the moon will be at its closest point from Earth which will make it appear up to 15% bigger and 30% brighter than it normally does.
Coincidentally, the moon will also be full, making it a Super Full Moon which is even rarer.
Plus, the moon will appear lower in the horizon, and when that happens, your eyes compares the size of the moon to the objects in the distance which creates an optical illusion that makes it seem even bigger.
Finally, the reason why this will be the biggest moon in 70 years is because it's also winter. Winter moons are closer because Earth is closer to the sun causing the sun’s gravity to pull the moon even closer.
When you combine all of these factors together it will make for one giant moon and one spectacular show.
The Weather Network's traditional definition is "the third Full Moon in a season with four Full Moons," which is what we will see on August 22.
While seasons typically have three full moons, some seasons, like summer 2021, have four: June 24, July 24, August 22 and September 20.
The moon won't actually appear blue — that's just the name used to describe its rarity since the moon doesn't often appear blue.
When we see the moon change colour, The Weather Network says it's usually orange or red due to a lunar eclipse or when there are smoke and ash particles in the air.
According to NASA, the moon can look blue when the air has lots of "particles slightly wider than the wavelength of red light (0.7 micron)--and no other sizes present. This is rare, but volcanoes sometimes spit out such clouds, as do forest fires."
Regardless of its colour, this weekend's full blue moon is going to be beautiful so don't miss it!
This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.
According to The Weather Network, western Canada's active forest fires caused thick smoke to travel across the country, even reaching Newfoundland.
Did you catch the hazy Sun last night or this morning? 🔴 Sadly, this is due to the smoke particles from the wildfir… https://t.co/DCBLR8ibeL
— Canadian Space Agency (@Canadian Space Agency)
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.