Supermoon lights up the Parthenon


The full moon rises over the Parthenon in Athens Monday. The splendid supermoon – whose technical name is perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system insist – was the biggest in the last 68 years, according to scientists, who say that the last time the moon was this close to Earth was in January 1948 and that the next time will not roll around again until November 2034. Earth’s only permanent natural satellite appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than it usually does, scientists said. [Andrea Bonetti/ANA-MPA]