One of the biggest celestial events of the year was upon us!
The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graced the Corfu sky early hours of Sunday night/Monday morning as our celestial neighbor swings closer to the Earth than usual. Here are some photos taken at Agios Stefanos Beach in Corfu, Kerkyra, Greece.
A Super Moon occurs when the Moon is at its closest approach to the Earth at the same time it is full or new. Super moons are caused by the shape of the Moon’s orbit, which is not a perfect circle, but an ellipse, or oval, shape. The Moon orbits the Earth once each month, and each month reaches a point farthest from the Earth, called apogee, and closest to the Earth, called perigee.
Moon watchers won’t be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, experts say it’s worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.
The moon will come within 222,000 miles (357,000 kilometers) of Earth making it a majestic celestial wonder.
Happy Super Moon gazing!