- Title: Full moon rises over Greece's ancient temple, as partial lunar eclipse occurs
- Date: 7th August 2017
- Summary: CAPE SOUNION, GREECE (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SUN SETTING BEHIND HILL TEMPLE OF POSEIDON ON HILL, SEA BELOW VARIOUS OF THE TEMPLE OF POSEIDON/CROWDS GATHERED AROUND TEMPLE TO WATCH THE MOON/BOAT SAILING BELOW TEMPLE IN SEA MOON APPEARING FROM BEHIND HILL VARIOUS OF MOON NEXT TO HILL WITH TEMPLE OF POSEIDON VARIOUS OF MOON OVER TEMPLE OF POSEIDON/PARTIAL ECLIPSE VISIBLE FULL MOON WITH PARTIAL ECLIPSE VARIOUS OF MOON OVER TEMPLE, MOON WITH PARTIAL ECLIPSE CAPE SOUNION, GREECE (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) MOON SHINING OVER SEA, PARTIAL ECLIPSE VISIBLE MOONLIGHT ON SEA MOON WITH PARTIAL ECLIPSE, TEMPLE BELOW TEMPLE, CROWDS AROUND TEMPLE MOON WITH PARTIAL ECLIPSE MOON WITH PARTIAL ECLIPSE OVER TEMPLE
- Embargoed: 21st August 2017 21:54
- Keywords: full moon Greece temple of Poseidon partial lunar eclipse
- Location: CAPE SOUNION, GREECE
- City: CAPE SOUNION, GREECE
- Country: Greece
- Topics: Environment,Nature/Wildlife,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News
- Reuters ID: LVA0016T5SVNR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A large full moon at its peak hovered over an ancient Greek temple on Athens' southern coast on Monday (August 7) as a partial lunar eclipse took place.
The full moon is best seen at the Poseidon Temple in Cape Sounion, which is named after the ancient Greek mythological god of the sea. The large bright orange moon cast its light over the sea below.
The August full moon is often referred to as a "Sturgeon" moon, named after the fish by native American tribes, who found the fish easier to catch at the time.
Crowds that had gathered at the temple to see the moon also got a special treat as a partial lunar eclipse was also visible in the night sky.
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