- Title: Supermoon lights up sky above Old City of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
- Date: 14th November 2016
- Summary: JERUSALEM (NOVEMBER 14, 2016) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) MOON RISING OVER MOUNT SCOPUS ULTRA-ORTHODOX JEWISH MAN AND CHILD POINTING AT MOON WOMAN TAKING PICTURE ON MOBILE PHONE / MOON SEEN ON PHONE SCREEN MOON VEILED BY THIN CLOUDS PEOPLE TAKING PICTURES WOMEN INSPECTING MOON PEOPLE WATCHING THE MOON MORE OF MOON MOON SEEN OVER GETHSEMANE CHURCH VARIOUS OF MOON SEEN OVER OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM MOON ABOVE CITY OF DAVID CLOSE OF MOON ABOVE CITY OF DAVID TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (NOVEMBER 14, 2016) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) MOON RISE OVER THE PORT OF TEL AVIV MAN INSPECTING MOON CLOSE OF MOON SEEN OVER PORT OF TEL AVIV MOON RISE OVER THE PORT OF TEL AVIV CLOSE OF MOON
- Embargoed: 29th November 2016 17:32
- Keywords: Supermoon Jerusalem clouds Tel Aviv
- Location: JERUSALEM / TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
- City: JERUSALEM / TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
- Country: Israel
- Reuters ID: LVA00158F3WW7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The largest and brightest full moon in nearly seven decades shone over Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on Monday (November 14).
The sky over the Old City of Jerusalem was lit shortly after the supermoon appeared behind a veil of thin clouds.
In Tel Aviv, people came to the port to inspect the phenomenon.
On Monday, the full moon came nearer to Earth than at any time since 1948, astronomers said.
At closest approach, which occurred at 6:23 a.m. EST on Monday, the moon passed within 216,486 miles (348,400 km.) of Earth's surface, about 22,000 miles (35,400 km.) closer than average, they added.
NASA said the moon will appear to 14 percent bigger, and 30 percent brighter, than usual to those lucky enough to catch sight of it.
The moon's distance from Earth varies because it is in an egg-shaped, not circular, orbit around the planet.
The next opportunity to see a full moon come as close to Earth will be in 2034.
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