Selene Near Apogee

By: Anthony Ayiomamitis


Region: Europe

Site: Oropos - Greece

Date: 2015 May 4

From the photographer: "With the full moon near its greatest possible distance from earth (apogee), this majestic moonrise as summer was approaching was taken from the seaside resort area of Oropos - 37 km northeast of Athens - and whose history dates to the time of the golden age of ancient Greece. Oropos is best known for the sacred sanctuary Amphiareion (5th century BC) lying in the immediate hills and which was visited by pilgrims in their desire to consult the oracle Amphiaraus for advice and healing." Anthony Ayiomamitis,

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