Skywatchers take note: The biggest full moon of the year is due to arrive this weekend.
The moon will officially become full Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT. And because this month's full moon coincides with the moon's perigee — its closest approach to Earth — it will also be the year's biggest.
The moon will swing in 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from our planet, offering skywatchers a spectacular view of an extra-big, extra-bright moon, nicknamed a supermoon.
The time given is for Toronto (Eastern Canada) only.
This is another opportunity for the weatherman to give us cloudy skies.
I remember when Mars was close and everybody was trying to get photos of it. I set up my 500mm telephoto lens on my Minolta XE7 and stood out in the back yard shooting a whole roll of film. That was a waste of film....