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SuperMoon from Tenerife

Aug. 11, 2014

Imágenes de la SuperLuna del 10 de agosto de 2014 tomadas desde diferentes localizaciones próximas al Observatorio del Teide, en Tenerife (Islas Canarias)

The land around the Teide Observatory, and the Teide  National Park , in Tenerife were full, last night, of people anxiously awaiting the rise of the "Supermoon", ( the full moon coinciding with the lunar perigee, the point on its orbit nearest to the Earth). They were not disappointed. The Moon showed its most brilliant aspect, with a diameter 14% bigger, and its disc 30 % brighter than when full moon coincides with the Lunar apogee (the orbital point farthest from Earth). The Tenerife sky did the rest.

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Time-lapses of the SuperMoon rise on August, 10th, 2014:

  • Time-lapse "SuperMoon and solar towers at Teide Observatory". Credits: Daniel López / IAC.
  • Time-lapse "Teide Shadow & SuperMoon" Credits: Starryearth / Teleférico del Teide.

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