Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at what’s happened the past 7 days and what was trending on Twitter with the Maritime Hashtag Minute.
This week’s #MaritimeHashtagMinute was is #SuperMoon, a rare phenomenon where the moon appears larger and brighter because of its proximity to the Earth. This happened on Tuesday night. View the Tweets below:
Last night's 99% Moon. Tonight it is Full. Named a #SuperMoon for its relative proximity. The legend calls it a #SturgeonMoon (even in Scotland?). Will rise at 21.22 into more thick cloud! @StormHour @ThePhotoHour #MoonHour pic.twitter.com/DwVx0X7nt2— Peter Lewis (@PeterLewis55) August 1, 2023
The #SturgeonMoon rises on #1stAug, 14:31 EST, 19:31 BST. So-called by Native Americans as it was under this #fullmoon that sturgeon fish were easily caught in the lakes. A #supermoon, it orbits closer to the earth than usual, thus appearing bigger & brighter. #FairytaleTuesday pic.twitter.com/tJIoNo4hFV— Maude Frome (@frome_maude) July 31, 2023
So frustrating when there is a "Supermoon" due to rise, you check the weather forecast and it's blanket cloud 🙁 some oldies from local landmarks #moonrise #SuperMoon #moon #stormhour #thephotohour pic.twitter.com/wR4qm6nMKE— Coastal Portraits – It's Grim up North (@johndefatkin) August 2, 2023