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The researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) Daniel López used 26 photographs to complete this image of the 'supermoon' that lit up the sky last week .

The expert was able to capture the satellite from the IAC80 telescope at the Teide Observatory on the island of Tenerife, although the resulting image is actually a mosaic of a total of 26 captures that he needed to complete the lunar circle.

A week ago the lunar perigee took place, at which time the satellite's orbit places it at the closest point to Earth, offering a view of a full moon 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon. common night. This phenomenon will not be seen in this way again for two decades and, therefore, astronomers and amateurs did not miss the opportunity to portray it.

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