One day before Supermoon

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Alessandro Della Bella

The almost full "Supermoon" rises behind the 123 meters high transmission tower on Saentis peak, 2502m, eastern Switzerland, Saturday, June 22, 2013. According to Wikipedia, the supermoon is when a full moon makes its closest possible approach to Earth while on its elliptical orbit, making the apparent size of the moon the largest it can be for observers here on Earth. A supermoon is up to 14 percen larger and 30 percent brighter than the moon at its farthest point. Just minutes before this picture was taken, the peak was still covered by clouds.

Location: Säntis Mountain, Switzerland


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