Super moon over Beamish


Early yesterday morning Paul captured the magical spectacle of the ‘super moon’ sitting low over Beamish’s Town Street. The moon on Monday night was at its closest point in its elliptical orbit to the Earth – a mere 85 miles! Coincidentally, its proximity occurred at the same time that the moon was at its fullest in the monthly lunar cycle – which created the illusion of a larger than usual moon. This is something that has not happened since 1948 and will not happen again until 2034. So we have a while to wait until the next time we see a ‘super moon’ in the skies over Beamish!


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