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Δευτέρα, 21 Μαρτίου 2011

ΠΑΝΣΕΛΗΝΟΣ 19-03-2011

Very close encounters of the 'super moon' kind: Amazing pictures of our lunar neighbour... the nearest it's been in 20 years


It looks like an intergalactic pilot is trying to cut the moon in half. In fact, this memorable image was created by a very Earthly vapour trail from a plane.
The shot is one of many extraordinary pictures of our nearest neighbour taken across the world this weekend, including a magical one below at Glastonbury Tor, Somerset.
As well as being full, the moon is currently relatively close to the Earth.
On Saturday it was 220,625 miles away, making it seem brighter and yellower and creating the eye-catching 'super moon' effect.
It was the first time since January 19, 1992, that the moon has been so close to the Earth. At its furthest, it can be 250,000 miles away.
An aircraft flies past the moon over Somerset on Saturday night as it is at its closest point to the earth for almost two decades
An aircraft flies past the moon over Somerset on Saturday night as it is at its closest point to the earth for almost two decades
Revellers stand beside St. Michael's Tower on Glastonbury Tor watching the moon as it is at its closest point to the Earth for almost two decades
Revellers stand beside St Michael's Tower on Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, watching the moon as it is at its closest point to Earth for two decades
The full moon is seen as it rises near the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington DC
The full moon is seen as it rises near the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington DC
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Moonhattan: The oversized moon adds to the lights of New York City as it rises over the city skyline
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Something for everyone: Tourists, star-gazers and simple star-crossed lovers gathered to watch the moon rise over New York's East River
The moon is seen behind the top of the radio and television tower 'Funkturm' in Berlin
The moon is seen behind the top of the radio and television tower 'Funkturm' in Berlin
The moon as seen from the end of Worthing Pier in Sussex, looking east towards Beachy Head
The moon as seen from the end of Worthing Pier in Sussex, looking east towards Beachy Head
A view of the full perigee moon (which means it is at its closest point to Earth) in the backdrop of a minaret of a mosque, over Karachi city, Pakistan (left); A seagull flies in front of a full perigee moon in Yangon, Myanmar
A rugby match in Headingley, Leeds is bathed in an orange glow
A rugby match in Headingley, Leeds is bathed in an orange glow
 
View of a full perigee moon over Manila, Philippines
View of a full perigee moon over Manila, Philippines
The moon rises over east London
The moon rises over east London

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