Search on MTL Blog
The Biggest “Supermoon” In Over 70 Years Will Be Visible In Montreal This November

A couple of months ago, Montreal was blessed with a rare Supermoon called a Harvest Moon.

In case you missed it, don't worry because next week you'll be treated to quite the show.

There is Supermoon coming...

READ ALSO: Canada’s Official “Christmas Train” Is Coming To Montreal For The Holidays

...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.

Add mtlblog on Snapchat.

Recommended For You