- Title: Supermoon peeks through clouds over Italy
- Date: 14th November 2016
- Summary: ROME, ITALY (NOVEMBER 14, 2016) (REUTERS) SKYLINE OF CITY CENTRE SUPERMOON STARTING TO RISE VARIOUS OF RED SUPERMOON RISING OVER BUILDINGS AND CHURCHES ROME'S STREETS AND BUILDINGS VARIOUS OF SUPERMOON SEEN THROUGH CLOUDS PLANE FLYING OVER CITY WHILE SUPERMOON IS RISING VARIOUS OF SUPERMOON RISING THROUGH CLOUDS TRINITA'DEI MONTI CHURCH SUPERMOON SUPERMOON HIGH OVER BUILDINGS AND CHURCHES ST. PETER'S BASILICA SUPERMOON BY FORTRESS CASTEL SANT' ANGELO CASTEL SANT' ANGELO VARIOUS OF SUPERMOON NEXT TO CASTEL SANT'ANGELO FORTIFIED WALLS
- Embargoed: 29th November 2016 19:31
- Keywords: Supermoon Italy Vatican Rome
- Location: ROME, ITALY
- City: ROME, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Environment
- Reuters ID: LVA00158F4JT3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A huge moon managed to peek through the clouds hanging over Italy on Monday (November 14) giving onlookers the chance to gaze at a spectacle that will not be repeated until 2034.
Tourists gathered at a panoramic terrace overlooking the capital Rome to see the "supermoon" in all its glory. Bad weather during the day had brought doubts as to whether any sighting would be possible but as night fell, many managed to gaze up and witness the event.
As it rose in the sky, the moon could also be seen behind Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo fort next to the Tiber River.
The term "supermoon" is used as the full moon appears up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual as it travels closer to Earth more than at any time since 1948. The moon will pass within 216,486 miles (348,400 km) of Earth's surface, about 22,000 miles (35,400 km) closer than average.
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