Plateau Astro

Monthly Moonrise

About

Each month, there’s a spectacular site for everybody to see – but yet – most people don’t know about it.

Have you ever walked outside one night and thought the Moon looked much larger than it normally does? Did it have an orange colour to it and you were convinced it was some sort of "Blood Moon"?

Chances are, you saw the Moon while it was low on the horizon. When the Moon is in this position, a trick of the human brain makes it look larger, and the refraction of light makes it appear a reddish-orange colour.

Rather than wait for another lucky moment for this to happen again, every month you can join us overlooking the city of Montreal and see this incredible sight.

What Time?

Each month, the exact time will change. But all of the events will happen just after sunset when there is a Full Moon.

Check out the schedule for dates and start times.

Weather

This events is weather dependent. If it's raining or completely cloudy, the event will not be held.

However, if it's clear or only partly cloudy (with a good chance to see the Moonrise), the event will most definitely be held.

On the day of the workshop, you can email to confirm. We will also send out a tweet each afternoon to confirm that the event will be on.

What to Bring

  • Smartphone to take photos (make sure it's charged and has free space!)
  • Warm clothes (just in case it gets chilly)
  • Comfortable walking shoes (if you meet us at the Statue, we'll be walking up Mont Royal)
  • Water... and/or a beer

Cost

Free!

But donations are totally cool.

Location