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First supermoon of the new year makes its debut

A full moon was spotted hanging over Kamloops Feb. 9.
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February 29, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Keep you eyes peeled for the first 2020 supermoon.

Called the Full Worm Moon, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, the moon will reach its peak Monday, March 9 at 10:48 a.m.

“This full Moon will also be the first of three supermoons in 2020—the other two occurring in April and May. 'Supermoon' is the popular nickname given to a full Moon that coincides with perigee, which is the point in the Moon’s orbit of Earth where it’s closest to our planet,” according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

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“While at perigee, the full moon appears a bit brighter and about seven per cent larger than a typical full moon. However, don’t go out on the night of March 9 expecting to see a Moon that’s noticeably more massive,” according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

Historically, full moon names tracked seasons are were chosen as they closely relate to nature.

If you're looking to get a great shot of that full moon, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you get more out of your photos.

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