Super Moon

This video is a product of the “Super Moon” that we are experiencing right now in the night sky. The moon travels around the earth in a path that is more like an oval shape (egg shaped) rather than a circular orbit. At present the moon is as close as it has been to the earth’s surface in almost 70 years.

When the moon gets closer to the earth, its gravitational force increases, causing the ocean tides to be more extreme. The last time that the tide cycle was this extreme was in 1948. We have never seen a high tide cover all of the rocks and ledge at the base of the Saco Falls. However, it did today! If the sky is clear tonight, go outside and have a look. The moon will appear as big and bright as it will ever get.

We wonder if any of the thousands of textile mill workers noticed this in 1948.