The SUPERmoon is coming! Mark your calendar for November 13th and 14 and be sure to check out the night sky for this stellar event.
What is a supermoon?
A supermoon occurs when the full moon is the closest to Earth during it's orbit. It's orbit is more oval-shaped than circular so the distance from the Earth varies.
Why is this one special?
This supermoon will be the largest one that we've seen since 1948. That's 68 years since the moon has appeared this big to us. It's a pretty exciting moment and it's not going to happen again for many more years. It's also interesting to note that this is the second of three supermoons occurring in November, but this one is the biggest. In fact, this supermoon, that some have been calling the super-duper moon, could appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than the standard full moon.
Have you heard of this called the Beaver Moon? It is said that Native American Tribes called it both the Beaver Moon and the Frost Moon because it was the time of the year they set traps for beavers to make sure they could stay warm for winter... with the beaver fur they collected. Talk about planning ahead.
What are you going to do about it?
We're going to go canoeing! Yes. Canoeing in November! Grab your blankets and your cameras, we'll provide everything else (including hot cocoa) and we'll jump into a canoe on a Cascade Lake. This time of year the roads are usually closed, but Mother Nature is giving us a treat! We're so excited to canoe under the largest supermoon in almost 70 years! Sign up for our Supermoon Canoe Tour today! We're offering three nights of tours, but Sunday and Monday will have the best moon Space is limited.