Super Moon, Minot Light - Raymond MacDonald

2016_11-14   I want to gratefully acknowledge the kindness and generosity of a  Cohasset resident who permitted me to photograph from their property on a spot overlooking the Atlantic and Minot's Light.

Minot's Ledge Light:

"The first Minots Ledge Lighthouse was built between 1847 and 1850, and was lighted for the first time on January 1, 1850. One night in April 1851, the new lighthouse was struck by a major storm which caused damage throughout the Boston area. The following day only a few bent pilings were found on the rock. Two assistant keepers who were tending the lighthouse at the time perished.

Work started on this historic lighthouse in 1855, and was completed and first lit on November 15, 1860. This lighthouse stands on Minot's Ledge, about a mile offshore Cohasset Harbor, MA."

A wonderful, synchronistic occasion; I discovered that the full super moon occurred just one day before the anniversary of first lighting of Minot's Ledge Light. ...  very cool!  WikipediaL Minot's Ledge Light

Background:

A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon with the closest approach (perigee) the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the moon seen from Earth.

The full moon of November 14, 2016 is not only the biggest, closest and brightest supermoon of this year. It’s the closest supermoon since January 26, 1948. In the Americas, the moon is actually a bit closer to full on the night of November 13. The moon won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034. Wikipedia: Orbit_of_the_Moon


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