Supermoon visible tomorrow night in Mississauga, Brampton and across Ontario


Published July 12, 2022 at 11:25 am

Tomorrow night (July 13) will be the best opportunity to see the biggest moon of 2022 in Mississauga, Brampton and across the Golden Horseshoe.

But you’ll either have to stay up very late or wake up extra-early.

According to, at 5 am EDT, the moon will arrive at its closest point to the Earth for 2022: a distance of 221,994 miles (357,264 kilometers) away.

This particular supermoon will also be called a Full Buck Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, because the antlers of male deer (bucks) are in full-growth mode right now. says this is not quite – but almost – a full moon. It will take another nine hours and 38 minutes to officially turn full.

“Though (the) full moon theoretically lasts just a moment, that moment is imperceptible to ordinary observation, and for a day or so before and after most will speak says this is of seeing the nearly full moon as “full,” said the website.

“The shaded strip is so narrow, and changing in apparent width so slowly, that it is hard for the naked eye to tell whether it’s present or which side it is on.”

To those of us without astrophysics degrees, that means what you’re looking at is not precisely a full moon, but what is actually called a “waning gibbous moon,” already many hours past its stage of full illumination.

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