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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tenerife supermoon in Wall Street Journal

Islandconnections.eu reports:
''A spectacular photo of the moon taken in Tenerife has made the Wall Steet Journal's album of Pictures of the Year for 2014.
The picture was taken by astrophysicist Daniel L√≥pez at the Canarian Astrophysics Institute's Observatory at the foot of Mt Teide on a night that attracted a host of photographers and astronomers given the likelihood of a so-called 'supermoon' phenomenon as the moon reached its closest point to earth during orbit and shone 30% more brightly than usual, while also appearing significantly larger.  The spectacular shot, which has made the national headlines in Spain, was taken on the night of 10 August and shows the moon against the silhoutettes of two solar observation towers at the Observatory.''

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