London, Mar. 26: The unusual proximity of the moon to earth or, the Super Moon phenomenon that took place earlier this month, is being cited as the key reason for the washing up of almost 100 unexploded Second World War bombs on Calshot Beach in Hampshire.
The Royal Navy has said they fear more of the mortars could wash up on the shore
According to experts, the lunar phenomenon lowered tides so far that it uncovered the 70-year-old mortar shells, which were then pushed onshore as the tide came in.
After imposing a 600-yard exclusion zone and detonating them, the Navy team was shocked to see another 87 appear over the next 24 hours.
"We blow them up when they are covered with water because it absorbs a lot of the shock," the Daily Mail quoted explosives expert Lieutenant Commander Al Nekrews, as saying.
He also said that it was ''unprecedented'' to find so many unexploded bombs.
A Navy spokesman said the bombs were English but it was not known whether they had been fired from land or from a ship. (ANI)