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Full moon. The moon satellite

Full moon. The moon satellite

This stunning photo of the full moon was taken on December 22, 1999 by astrophotographer Rob Gendler. Large, beautiful, bright and evocative, it was the last full moon of the 90s. During December the moon was special for another reason, the full phase occurred on the day of the winter solstice and in the hours of the lunar perigee.

The first full moon of the year 2000 brought us a special treatment, presenting to the inhabitants of the Earth a total lunar eclipse.

On Thursday, January 20, 2000, the Moon met the dark shadow of the Earth and the total phase lasted about 77 minutes. This total eclipse was visible from North and South America and western Europe.

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