Full Moon In July Is The 'Biggest & Brightest' Supermoon You Can See In Canada This Year

Look for the moon as it rises above the horizon! 🌕

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​Full moon rising over mountains.

Full moon rising over mountains.

Keep your eyes on the sky because the full moon in July is a supermoon and it's actually the "biggest and brightest" one of the entire year!

The full buck moon that rises on July 13 is the "perigee supermoon" of 2022 which means it will come closer to Earth than any other full moon since it doesn't orbit in a perfect circle around our planet but in an oval instead.

The Weather Network has revealed that since this is the perigee supermoon, that makes it the "biggest and brightest" of the year!

With this supermoon, it reaches its peak illumination at 2:38 p.m. ET on July 13, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

Since it's below the horizon at that point, you'll have to wait until it rises in the southeast sky after sunset.

It will appear slightly further south so it will be lower in the sky than the full moon in June was.

When the moon is lower in the sky and closer to the horizon, it can also appear bigger than usual.

So, right after sunset is the perfect time to look if you want to see the moon when it's huge and luminous!

If you want to watch the sky for the supermoon when the sun goes down on July 13, the sunset in Vancouver is 9:14 p.m. local time and 9:46 p.m. local time in Calgary.

The sunset is at 9:05 p.m. in Regina, 9:33 p.m. in Winnipeg, 8:57 p.m. in Toronto, 8:41 p.m. in Montreal, 9:15 p.m. in Fredericton, 8:58 p.m. in Halifax, 9:02 p.m. in Charlottetown and St. John's 8:55 p.m.

EarthSky said a supermoon doesn't typically look bigger than usual but it does look brighter to the naked eye than regular full moons do!

If you're interested in other celestial events, the next lunar eclipse visible in Canada will happen on November 8, 2022, and it will be a total blood moon which means the entire moon will turn red!

The last blood moon total lunar eclipse in Canada was back in May and it was the longest total lunar eclipse in 15 years.

Lisa Belmonte
Trending Senior Staff Writer
Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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