Spectacular Wolf Moon over Cyprus

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Spectacular Wolf Moon over Cyprus
Added: 03-01-2018 01:50

We are only days into 2018 and we've already witnessed the first spectacular moon - but don't worry if you missed it.

The first full moon in January 2018 reached its peak on the night of January 1st to 2nd, known as the Wolf Moon, it was one of the biggest lunar phenomenons of the calendar year.

According to tradition early Native American tribes named the first full moon of the year after the wolf, as this was the time of year when packs of wolves would howl outside their camps.

The second supermoon of 2018 will happen on January 31st, which will be a blue moon, astronomers have said.

The name “supermoon” was coined by an astrologer in 1979 and is often used by the media today to describe what astronomers would call a perigean (pear-ih-jee-un) full moon: a full moon occurring near or at the time when the Moon is at its closest point in its orbit around Earth.

If you missed the Wolf Moon we have it covered! We're sharing these stunning photos taken by our contributing photographer Phil Parker in Larnaca, Cyprus.






Phil Parker describes himself as an amateur photographer and has been uploading photos to the Cyprus Eastern Forum for many years. He used a Nikon camera to take these shots and says "the pleasure I get from my photos is knowing that people are enjoying them".


Want to see more of his photos? Check out:
Phil's Flickr page
Our Facebook Page

Or view the following photo series:
Larnaca turning pink
Red Moon Over Cyprus
Summer Action In Cyprus
Cyprus Butterflies
Cyprus Flamingos
Cyprus Flowers
Cyprus Dragonflies
Cyprus Flamingos II


Author: NewsinCyprus.com
Added: 03-01-2018


Spectacular Wolf Moon over Cyprus


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