Supermoon Stranded 5 Ships: UK Coastguard

'Blame the moon' for low tides, exposed sand
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 21, 2011 10:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – Though it had nothing to do with Japan’s earthquake, this weekend's "supermoon" may be to blame for the stranding of five ships off the UK, the Telegraph reports. Low tides Saturday night left sandbanks particularly exposed, temporarily grounding a 3,200-ton cargo ship, among other vessels. “There were no injuries, just some surprise at being caught out like this. Blame it on the moon,” said a British coastguard rep. Click to see breathtaking photos of the supermoon. (Read more supermoon stories.)

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