The Windmill`s Moon

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Europe

Site: Fuerteventura - Spain

Date: January 2015


As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day, photographed from the Canary Island of Fuerteventura, this bright Full Moon rose at sunset. It was the first Full Moon of the new year and the first to follow December's solstice. In the North America the first Full Moon of January has been known as the Wolf's Moon. But this Full Moon, posed in the twilight above an island of strong winds and traditional windmills, suggests another name. The telephoto image creates the dramatic comparison in apparent size for windmill and Full Moon. Babak Tafreshi,

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