A 'Super Blood Flower Moon' Will Be Visible In Canada This Month & Here's How To See It

Calling all moon gazers!

A 'Super Blood Flower Moon' Will Be Visible In Canada This Month & Here's How To See It
Senior Editor

Mark your calendars, moon gazers! A Super Blood Flower Moon will be visible in Canada this month and it's a pretty rare event.

Both the Old Farmer's Almanac and The Weather Network have urged Canadians to look to the skies in the early hours of May 26, as a giant Super Flower Moon will line up just right with the Sun and Earth to produce a "perigee total lunar eclipse."

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You don't want to miss it either, as it will be the last "super" total lunar eclipse in over a decade. The next one will be the Super Blood Harvest Moon in October 2033!

May's full Flower Moon will reach peak illumination at 7:14 a.m. (EDT) on May 26, so you'll want to head out the night before to catch the best views.

The eclipse will begin at 4:46 a.m. (EDT) and will become fully engulfed in the Earth's shadow around one hour later.

The Old Farmer's Almanac suggests working out exactly what time the Moon will be visible in your region by using a Moonrise and Moonset Calculator and finding a high vantage spot with a clear horizon for the best possible experience.

Western Canada will be treated to the best view of this celestial event, but you will be able to catch a glimpse of it in other parts of the country if the conditions are just right.

*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.

Helena Hanson
Senior Editor
Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Media, leading the Travel and Money teams. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.