“What A Wonderful Night For A Moondance…”

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Some believe Moonlight Beach received its’ name because the low lying beach provided a great place for prohibition era bootleggers to land and unload their alcohol. Others say that Moonlight Beach received the name because it was so beautiful at night.

Well, if you are a believer in the beauty of Moonlight Beach under a full moon – tonight is the night.

A Supermoon to bring stellar sight this weekend. This means the moon will be the biggest and brightest for this year.

According to earthsky.org, the Supermoon occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are all in a line called the lunar perigee. For a supermoon to occur, the moon must be in its nearest approach to Earth as it traces its elliptical path around our planet.

As a bonus for beachgoers, the full moon on Sunday will cause a dramatically large range of high and low ocean tides.” From Friday night through Sunday night, we’ll see high tides of a little more than 7 feet at our local beaches during the evening hours between 8-10 p.m. During the morning between 9 and 10 a.m., tides will range between 4 to 5 feet high.

Here is a NASA video on a Supermoon

 

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So, grab your favorite beach partner and enjoy your own moondance.

 

Here is a nice video on moon rises (you can skip the commercial after 5 seconds)

The moon will not be this close again until August 2014.

Here are two “Moondance” videos.

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