Howling at the moon! A striking photograph shows a wolf-shaped cloud in front of last night’s supermoon.
Over the weekend the moon appeared larger and brighter than usual – a phenomenon which occurs when a full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to the Earth.
Astro-photographer Alessandro Merga, 24, captured a shot of a cloud which resembled a howling wolf in his back garden near Varese, Italy, at 9.34pm on Monday (SEPT 8) night.
The curiously-shaped cumulus closely resembled the emblem of House Stark from Game of Thrones – a reminder that winter is coming.
Mr Merga said: “I am very pleased with the final result. In Italy this year the weather has been bad all summer long, and my astronomical photography has suffered a lot.
“So I was very lucky that the supermoon happened on a pretty good day.”
On Saturday night, when the moon was full, it was only 222,661 miles away from the earth – 30,000 miles closer than the moon at its furthest distance in 2014.
This meant that the moon appeared to be six per cent larger than normal.
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