A Siberian cold front sweeping across Europe has caused freezing temperatures and snow in the most unusual of places. Such is the case with Athens, where the ancient Acropolis was coated in a powdery dusting of snow. The sub-zero temperatures across Greece threw the country into a bit of a panic, with flights canceled and schools closing.
First photo credit: NASA
Photographers (and even NASA) came out in full force last night to experience the largest full moon in more than 18 years (or since 1993). The “supermoon” occurs when the Moon is at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). It’s when the Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth. Can you believe that Saturday’s full moon appeared 14 percent larger and 30 percent bigger than the smallest full moons the Earth sees?
Did you miss it? No problem. Taken mostly from Flickr photographers from all around the world, here are ten of the best supermoon photos we’ve seen. (Click photo for credit.)
See more incredible supermoon photos on Flickr.
Last photo credit: Dmitry Benbau