Saturday, August 9, 2014

August's supermoon on Naxos

Celebrate the full moon tomorrow on Naxos, it will be a supermoon! 

What is a supermoon? Well, it is a popular term for perigee full (or new) moon, meaning a new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit.

The supermoon of this August is one of the largest and brightest full moons of the year. The U.S. Naval Observatory says the moon will be 12% bigger and 30% brighter than it was in January 2014. Let me remind you that, according to NASA, the full moons of this summer, on July 12, August 10 and September 9, are all supermoons - so you will still have a chance in September :-) .

So, how will you enjoy the phenomenon?


  • 21:30, Bazeos Tower a concert by Nikos Portokaloglou. A journey through the world of Greek music led by a group of excellent musicians: songwriter and singer Nikos Portokaloglou, Vaggelis Markantoni, bass-guitar-vocals and Haris Michailidis, guitar-vocals

  • Or any other beach or simply at the port of Naxos! And you could post your photos on our Facebook page