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Wizard catches supermoon over Abbey ruin

Dag Kjelldahl's picture of the supermoon behind Whitby Abbey

Dag Kjelldahl's picture of the supermoon behind Whitby Abbey

A supermoon rose over Whitby Abbey on Saturday evening, and a former Whitby Wizard was on hand to take this image.

Dag Kjelldahl snapped this picture of the moon as it rose over the East Cliff at just after 8.30pm and he said: “The beautiful red sunset coloured the cliff and the Abbey ruin with its soft, red light. I shouted to the people taking pictures of the sunset over Kettleness to turn around and face the moonrise instead. The news travelled up and down the pier and hundreds turned away from the sun in order to watch the moon.”

The moon appeared up to 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than usual full moons as it was 31,000 miles closer to the earth than at its furthest orbit.

 

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