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Monday, 7 August 2017

August full moon 2017

The August moon will be full in Greece on the 7th at 21.10pm, or 22.12, depending on which site you're reading.

  It will appear like the glow from a forest fire at about 8.30, slowly rising behind our hill.   The moon by 9 will illuminate the remains of the ancient temple. By midnight  its luminescence will appear as a  radiant pathway over the sea. 
  
The Greek Ministry of Culture has arranged that 115 Archeological sites and monuments will be open free of charge till midnight on the night of the august full moon and for a few nights before and after.  The Acropolis will close however at 8pm.  A few years ago those in charge decided the slippery marble steps were too dangerous to be climbed in the moonlight.



The Parthenon atop the Acropolis, Athens, Greece


Many of the sites will be bathed in artificial light as well as being lit up by the silvery moonlight.  All sorts of magical musical and theatrical events will take place around the country.

At ancient Olympia, home of the Olympic games , you'll hear a concert by the Army General Staff Philharmonic (if you're in the area).  I would  love to hear tenor Mario Frangoulis at the ancient Minoan Palace of Malia, but that's down in Crete.

Nothing seems to be planned for Poseidon's Temple on Poros this full moon.  The piano recitals that usually take place there are scheduled for later in the month.  But there will be a full moon party on Neorion beach and popular 70's greek singer Paschalis will be entertaining the crowds.



This 70's singer must be at least 70 himself  by now

By the light of the moon
By the light of the silvery moon
I wanna spoon, to my honey I'll croon love's tune






15 comments:

  1. I shall look ot the moon tonight. I thougt it was full last night, it was beautiful.

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    1. It looked full last night but tonight it will be even bigger....and closer

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  2. It's going to be amazing
    Wish I was there.

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    1. It is a magnificent sight. Shines in our bedroom window at 4am. Really feels like you're in it's spell

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  3. I noticed the very bright moon two nights ago. I'll have to look tonight to see it completely "full". -Jenn

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    1. It looked full last night but tonight should be even bigger and brighter. Hope your sky is clear!

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  4. We have been watching it.

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    1. Lucky you.
      I'm still waiting. Almost 9 and it's still a glow behind the hill. There's a partial eclipse as well but seems we will miss that

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    2. I meant last night. It is dull and cold here now. It will be visible later when I am in bed. Enjoy the music. Only 8pm here.

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    3. You had a BBQ and saw the full moon. Bravo. Must have been a very nice evening.
      Pity it's cold and dull now

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    4. No it is when I am in bed! Too cold and damp to sit out here in the dark. It is bloody freezing tonight.

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  5. The new football season is underway at last. Sundays are spent in bed till lunchtime. It's a great British tradition. One day it might all change. We may become more religious than Greece. I cartainly hope we do, but somehow we'll always have the thug element holding our head under the water. It's been good seeing the festivals of Greece. Life is different iover there. I'm ­čś│ afraid we're just a 'chip shop' culture and Saturday-night piss-up legends who wouldn't know the inside of a church if we saw one.

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    1. Maybe football is your religion. Greeks love football too. Quite a few riots over that. They get rather passionate about lots of things.
      Different culture for sure.
      Perfect society? No way. I just record what I see and hear. I don't agree with it all. And life on this island is helluva lot different from life in Athens or any big city. Much quieter and much more traditional.

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  6. Full moon is high in the sky. The bottom quarter is dark . Think must be the end of the eclipse, it is only one quarter eclipse this time.
    Very bright and orange.
    I can hear the full moon party underway down on the beach. Quite happy to stay where I am and listen to the music from far away.
    Island is full just now, lots of tourists, so probably a good crowd down there

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