- Title: The rare "supermoon" lights up Athens landmarks
- Date: 14th November 2016
- Summary: ATHENS, GREECE (NOVEMBER 14, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MOON SHINING BEHIND PARTHENON TEMPLE ON THE ACROPOLIS HILL MOON BEHIND HILL MOON VARIOUS OF MOON BEHIND HILL VARIOUS OF MOON SHINING THROUGH COLUMNS OF TEMPLE AT ANCIENT ROMAN AGORA MOON MOON BEHIND TEMPLE COLUMNS STATUE OF THE GODDESS ATHENA ON TOP OF ATHENS ACADEMY/MOON BEHIND CLOUDS MOON RISING OVER CLOUDS BEHIND STATUE MOON SEEN THROUGH CLOUDS MOON RISING OVER CLOUDS BEHIND STATUE
- Embargoed: 29th November 2016 18:46
- Keywords: moon supermoon Acropolis Athens Parthenon Greece
- Location: ATHENS, GREECE
- City: ATHENS, GREECE
- Country: Greece
- Topics: Human Interest/Brights/Odd News,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA00158F49JB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The biggest and brightest full moon in nearly 70 years cast its lunar rays over the ancient temples of Athens on Monday (November 14) in a rare "supermoon" phenomenon.
The moon rose behind Greece's most famous monument, the Parthenon temple on the Acropolis Hill, and shone through the ancient columns at the entrance of the Roman Agora.
After briefly hiding behind some clouds, the moon emerged over the statue of the ancient Greek mythological goddess Athena, on the neoclassical building of the Athens Academy.
The full moon came nearer to Earth than at any time since 1948 on Monday, according to astronomers, and with a clear sky is up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual. The next time a full moon comes as close to Earth will be in 2034.
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