Don’t forget to look up this weekend.
Two lunar events, a supermoon and a hunter’s moon, will occur simultaneously Oct. 15 and 16, making for a particularly bright and beautiful night sky.
A supermoon is a colloquial term for when a full moon makes its closest approach to the Earth and appears slightly larger and brighter than normal.
This weekend’s supermoon will coincide with a hunter’s moon, or October’s full moon, which rises earlier in the evening.
The best time to see the large moon will be at sunset, when the moon first appears over the horizon. Looking out to the east, you should see a beautiful moon reddish in colour because you’re looking at it through a lot of the Earth’s atmosphere.
This is the first of three “Super Full Moons” that we will see this season. The next two super full moons will be November 14 and December 14.
Get more info at cbc.ca.