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Souter and the "super moon".
Souter Lighthouse is one of my favourites in the north east of England, it sits on top of the cliffs here in South Shields and was the first UK lighthouse to be powered by electricity, they used their own generators to power the 60 watt lamp. The lamp sits in a huge multi lens glass housing weighing over 3 tons, floating on a bed of mercury for ease of turning. When it was operational the light from Souter was visible more than 26 miles away.
It is now owned by The National Trust.
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