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Moon and Jupiter above Olympus Mountain

By: Chris Kotsiopoulos

 

Olympus mountain, Macedonia, Greece

2009 August 07

 

From the photographer: "In Greek mythology, Olympus was regarded as the 'home of the gods'. The shape and position of this peak, today known as 'Mitikas', inspired the ancient Greeks to think of it as the throne and home of Zeus. This 11 shot panorama displays the full Moon, Jupiter and Mitikas in a rare conjunction. This impressive Olympus peak is the highest in Greece at 2,919 meters (9,577 feet). After an exhausting 9 hour climb during the night on the top of Greece, forced to climb slowly as my flashlight went off when I was halfway, I arrived just in time to see this spectacular scene." - Chris Kotsiopoulos

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