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Last Full Moon of Summer Dazzles Greek Skies

Full moon rising over the town of Edipsos, on the Greek island of Evia on Tuesday evening. Credit: A. Makris/Greek Reporter

The last full moon of the summer lit up Greek skies on Tuesday evening.
Each year Greece celebrated the occasion of the full moon by offering free entrance to archaeological sites, museums and monuments. In 2019, more than 100 cultural events, including concerts, poetry readings, guided tours and theater performances accompanied the moonlit summer nights.
Alas, this year all such events were scaled down due to the coronavirus pandemic. There were just seven full moon events organized by the Greek Ministry of Culture throughout the country.
Credit: A. Makris/Greek Reporter

A full moon occurs every 29.5 days, when the Moon is completely illuminated by the Sun’s rays. It occurs when the Earth is directly aligned between the Sun and the Moon.
In most years, there are 12 full moons, but some years have 13, and 2020 is one of those years. October will feature the most spectacular moon event of the year.
The month will have two full moons, including one on Halloween night. The next time we’ll see an equally spooky moon is 2039, so plan your werewolf costumes accordingly.

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