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08-05-2012 : SUPER MOON

The super moon which occurred this weekend can, according to legend, cause disasters, madness and even turn people into werewolves.

The phenomenon enraptured sky watchers from all over the world as the moon appeared larger and far brighter than normal into the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to NASA, the Moon seemed especially big and bright because it had reached its closest spot to Earth at the same time as it was in its full phase.

This lunar event is known as a perigee moon, meant that it appeared about 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter.

For your very own space encounter book a Canal Boat Holiday from Union Wharf and cruise the Grand Union Canal to the National Space Centre in Leicester.

For an out of the world experience book a Canal Boat Holiday and cruise the four counties ring and visit Alton Towers.

Take a ride on Nemesis which reaches G forces greater than a space shuttle launch.

Far away from the artificial lights of the town and cities a Canal Boat Holiday is a perfect opportunity to view the night sky.

The quieter pace of life on your Canal Boat Holiday means you will have the time to enjoy the stars and moon with little interruption.

On a clear night you will be able to see a slight haze which is in fact the billions of stars that make up the Milky Way.

The North Star and the brightest in the sky has been used by sailors for navigation for thousands of years.

The moon will appear as a different shape every night as it goes through it's different phases or cycles from full to crescent.

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Moored at the canalside
 

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
 
The canal boat lounge,equipped with TV & DVD
 
Canal boat holidays,
the fastest way to slow down!