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Final supermoon of the year on display this week

The last full supermoon of 2020 can be viewed in the night sky tomorrow and Thursday, May 6 and 7, 2020.
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May 05, 2020 - 12:40 PM

Fingers crossed for clear skies this week as it's the last chance to view a supermoon this year.

The last supermoon of 2020 will be visible tomorrow, May 6, when the moon will appear round and full throughout the night.

It’s the third and final supermoon of the year, and also the third closest, third biggest and third brightest, according to EarthSky.org.

The moon will be at its official full phase at 3:45 a.m. on May 7, if you want to stay up that late, or get up that early.

This supermoon is also known as the Full Milk Moon, the Full Flower Moon or the Full Corn Planting Moon.

Alas, weather conditions for viewing the supermoon don’t appear to be great tomorrow, May 6 in Kamloops and the Okanagan with Environment Canada predicting some cloud cover and maybe even a shower or two.

The good news is skies are expected to be clear on the evening of May 7, when the supermoon will still be lighting up the night sky.

If you're planning to get out the camera to get some shots of the supermoon, go here to find out how to make your night sky photography stand out.


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