Saturday, 5 May 2012

Lobster Boil and Super Moon

Lobster Boil
As predicted, not more than 5 days after the lobster season started did they hit the dinner plates in Melville! Now, I am not a seafood eater, but I did capture some of the action!

Lobsters are a very plentiful resource of the fishery industry in Nova Scotia, however Maine is one of the largest producers worldwide (Lobster History). 

The average lobster weighs between 1.25-1.5 lbs and the majority of this weight is in it's claws or Chelipeds (Crusher and Pincher). While Maine takes the cake for lobster economy, Nova Scotia holds the record for the world's largest lobster ever caught in 1977, weighing in at 44lbs!! (Largest Lobster)

I have certainly never seen one that size, but I would imagine that the after math of tonight's dinner may be weighing in, in more ways than one - as seen below!

Super Moon
Just as the first lobster boil of the season was winding down, we turned our attention to the full moon illuminating the night sky. This day, May 5th, 2012, marks a unique day in astronomical history as tonight the moon is the closest and brightest it will be to the Earth for the next few years (May 5th Moon). This phenomenon is known as a Super Moon and typically occurs once every 18 years!

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