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Supermoon 2014 Over Castle Fyllon

By: Anthony Ayiomamitis

 

Region: Europe

Site: Euboea - Greece

Date: 2014 Aug 10

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The full moon rises above ruins of a castle in Greece. The term "supermoon" describes a full moon that coincides with perigee. The photographed full moon of 2014 August 10 was the largest of the year. However contrary to what the word supermoon might resemble, the angular size of the moon does not change that much. It's not noticeable to inexperienced eyes compared to other full moons of the year. Supermoons truly holds a record but they are just slightly larger in apparent size. The TWAN photographer used mapping and a planetarium software to find the best place to set up, so the Moon would rise at the right position and angle behind the temple in this small telescopic field of view. From the photographer: "One of the many castles which characterize Greece's second largest island, Euvoia, is the medieval hill-top Castle Fyllon, built by the Venetians in the 13th century and is widely associated with the Venetian knight Licario." Click on the constellation icon above the image to see a slightly wider angle view o this scene. Anthony Ayiomamitis, Perseus.gr

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