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Wolf supermoon

Supermoon wolf cloud

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.

More high resolution pictures are available on request. To discuss rates for using pictures and copy, contact news editor Tom Knight on 07815 004413 or tom@medavia.co.uk.


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