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setembro 17, 2014

Photos: The last supermoon of 2014 in Porto Alegre

superlua-03No one can deny that Porto Alegre has spectacular sunsets. But Porto Alegre goes beyond that: on nights when the skies are clear and there is a full moon, the capital’s scenery becomes a light show, like the one we saw last week. It wasn’t just a full moon, it was a “supermoon”, a phenomenon during which our natural satellite appears 14% larger and 30% brighter. This is due to the fact that the moon is at the perigee, the point closest to the Earth in its orbit.

The supermoon was seen on September 8th by a professor at the UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) School of Business Administration, Luis Roque Klering. A photography lover, he has enjoyed it as a hobby since 1999. He photographed the supermoon from an excellent vantage point in downtown Porto Alegre, near the Piratini Palace and the Cathedral. Around 7:30 pm, Klering positioned his Canon Power Shot SX50HS to take pictures of Porto Alegre bathed in the light of the last supermoon of 2014. The next one won’t occur until next year.

These are the results:

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