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Get Moon Struck Tonight. It's a Supermoon.

Are you affected by the moon? Get a little crazy? If so, go to bed early and pull the covers over your head.


Not me, I love living in South Surrey with all the quiet and beauty that the community and nature has to offer including the hiding spots to enjoy the big skies.

If you enjoy the night skies and the majesty of the moon, tonight will be exceptional because of a supermoon. Did you take in the White Rock moon festival this weekend? If not, you still have your chance because tonight is super special in lunar history. To emphasize the uniqueness of tonight, the last supermoon eclipse happened in 1982 and after tonight, the next one will not happen until 2033.

As southern BC residents, I know your next question. What about the cloud cover?  No worries, the skies over White Rock and South Surrey are predicted to be clear. Timing is delicate because as the moon rises at 6:57 pm through the setting sun. The eclipse will start just 14 minutes later at 7:11 pm. The most spectacular time will be from 7:47 pm to 8:23 pm.

If you live in the Delta, Surrey or White Rock area, I recommend that you plan your evening to capture the maximum experience. It would be well worth it to pack up the family and head to either Centenial Beach in Tsawwassen or Pt. Roberts, Washington (if you have a passport). The view east across the bay is bound to be spectacular.  Other excellent locations are where there is not too much city lights and a clear view to the east. Mud Bay Park in Surrey would work nicely. Also, Blackie Spit area of Crescent Beach would be a great viewing area. The White Rock pier is well lit, but would still provide a beautiful view across the bay. The pier would be particularly special because of the lanterns hanging on the pier remaining from the moon festival.

Have fun and get moon struck!

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