In tonight’s sky we’ll see a supermoon – it will look larger and brighter than usual because it’s one of those times when the moon is at its closest to the earth. Apparently, the ‘Super Pink Moon’ was given its name by native North American tribes living along the eastern seaboard because the April full moon often corresponds with the blooming of pink phlox flowers across the landscape in that area.
Supermoons also bring huge tidal ranges – and we can already see this along the beach below the cottage. Rocks and sand bars that normally lie hidden are exposed and open, and these areas, which are great places to explore, often reveal old wrecked ships, pieces of rusty machinery and names carved on the rocks. All signs of human activity that show the highs and lows of life along the coast.