Voices from Russia

Monday, 22 September 2014

22 September 2014. “Supermoon” in Piter

00 Supermoon in St Petersburg RUSSIA. 22.09.14


The full moon rises in the sky above the domes of the Smolny Cathedral in St Petersburg on Monday, 8 September 2014. Monday night’s full moon, also known as a Harvest Moon, will be the third and final “supermoon” of 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a “perigee moon”, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli built the Smolny convent’s main church between 1748 and 1764, which is now a major landmark in Piter.



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