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August Full Moon major events in Athens, Thessaloniki

The Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum as well as the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki are only some of the Greek museums celebrating the August full moon on Friday, August 12, 2022 with special events with entrance free of charge. 105 archaeological sites, museums, historical monuments will …

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August full moon: Greece’s archaeological sites, museums free of charge

120 archaeological sites and museums across Greece will open their gates free of charge so that the public can enjoy the August full moon. At the same time a series of cultural events are scheduled August 20-25, 2021. Music concerts, theatrical performances, dance performances, poetry recitations, documentary screenings, art exhibitions, …

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Archaeological sites, museums in Greece open for August full moon

Greece’s Culture Ministry opens archaeological sites and museums on Monday night for the August 3rd full moon. A series of events will be held in 37 of the 77 museums and archaeological sites throughout Greece. As on every other year, the Culture Ministry has organized an events programme and will …

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“Pink Supermoon” will fill Greece ‘s sky on April 7-8

The biggest and brightest moon of the year, the supermoon also known as the “Pink Moon” will rise in Greece tonight, Tuesday, April 8. The “Pink Moon” does not literally turns pink tonight, yet, it gets its name from wild flower creeping phlox blooming at this time of the year. …

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August full moon over Palamidi Fortress in Nafplio (video)

Hundreds of locals and visitors enjoyed the August full moon from the medieval Fortress of Palamidi by Nafplio, in West Peloponnese. The characteristic feature of August full moon is its orange color. The baroque fortress of Palamidi  is nestled on the crest of a 216-metre high hill. There are 913 …

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Partial Lunar Eclipse July 16-17; Visibility in Greece

A partial lunar eclipse will take place shortly on 16 and 17 July 2019. The Moon should be covered about 65% by the Earth’s umbral shadow at maximum eclipse. The phenomenon will last 177 minutes and 56 seconds It will be visible over most of Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and …

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Autumn solstice: Greek summer officially ends at 4:54 a.m. Sunday

The Greek summer officially ends at 4:54 a.m. on Sunday, September 23rd 2018. Blame the fall  solstice or autumn equinox in the North Hemisphere. The September equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north …

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Full Moon August 2018: Events at Greece’s archaeological sites & museums

Archaeological sites and museums in Greece will offer a series of events to celebrate the August Full Moon as every year since 2002. A total of 132 archaeological areas and museums participate part in the “Panselinos 2018” – Full Moon 2018 -, the event series initiated by the Greek Culture …

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Full Moon and Eclipse over Sounio, Athens and the Aegean (video, picts)

August 7, 2017:  Awesome and rare phenomenon for sky-gazers. Full moon and partial Lunar Eclipse. Fully visible in Greece. The eclipse affected 25% of the lunar disk Part of the moon was already a little darkened when the moon rose in the sky. The Moon rose is at 08:23 p.m. …

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August Full Moon: Culture Ministry opens 115 archaeological sites and museums

Greece’s Culture and Sports Ministry will open 115 archaeological sites and monuments to public to enjoy the August Full Moon on Monday 7th August 2017.  Continuing a tradition dating back many years, the entrance is free of charge. A series of events is planned from 5th to 0th August 2017, …

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Full Moon, Eclipse and a green Comet named Honda: Feb 10/2017

A Snow full moon, a subtle lunar eclipse and a strange green comet named Honda, the Comet 45P. Rare phenomena occur over our heads today, Friday, February 10th 2017. The comet is flashing emerald green and is marked by a long purple tail. Skywatchers this weekend will get two special, …

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Rare Blood Moon + Full Moon + Total Eclipse Oct 8/2014 = Oh dear!

An extraordinary astronomic event will occur and I hope, the sky will not fall on our heads.  A total lunar eclipse will occur on the full moon of October 8th 2014. As if it wasn’t enough, the moon will be 5.3% larger than the full moon of last April, because …

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Three spectacular astronomic phenomena, Apr 14-15/2014

Three spectacular astronomic phenomena will happen in the sky above us today and tomorrow, April 14th and 15th 2014. A full “blood moon”, a total lunar eclipse and the planet Mars at the nearest point to the Earth. while the total lunar eclipse will not be visible in Greece, we …

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Full Moon and Total Eclipse: How Do They Affect Our Lives?

A wonderful ‘blood-red’ full moon will rise after the sunset on December 10th, 2011. Bright and mysterious and a kind of scary. The full moon on Dec 10/11thfalls victim of a total lunar eclipse. As the moon will rise in Europe it will be covered partially with the shadow of the earth, …

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