November’s Supermoon, Chania – Crete | 14 Nov 2016
35.4651° N, 24.0732° E
With clear skies above the White Mountains of Crete and mild temperatures right in the heart of November, we felt privileged to have experienced and captured tonight’s majestic full moon. Known as ‘supermoon’, the grandest moon since 1948 had the closest approach to Earth resulting in the largest apparent size as seen from our planet. There are so many myths and fictions connected to the full moon phenomena that scientists have tried to prove whether it does really affect human behavior or not. With mixed outcomes from various studies, it seems that we will keep balancing between mysterious fiction and reality. One thing is certain and undisputable and that is the unparalleled beauty of the rising full moon. And as the Italian poet Giambattista Basile admitted unable to rival its beauty, “[...] the Moon, [is] the enemy of poets [...]”. So it does after all affect human behavior as it has inspired many poets and writers throughout the centuries.