Astrophotography by Anthony Ayiomamitis

Lunar Image Gallery - Scenic Phenomenon

Our closest celestial neighbour has kept us company for at least four billion years and has entertained our imagination in a variety of ways. It certainly has been involved in our maturation as a species with man's first step on a body beyond our planet during the latter part of the twentienth century and will, inevitably, be our first stop prior to any sort of manned travel to a further celestial body such as Mars. The moon has been a great source of education about our own planet's evolutionary history; it has entertained many inquisitive minds from earlier cultures and generations about the universe in general and man's role in particular; it has enriched the minds of young children taking their first look through a telescope and continues to impact our lives in ways we may or may not readily recognize including tidal forces and various natural rhythms and cycles.

Following the sun, our moon is the most dominant and widely recognized celestial body which accompanies us from month to month in a rythmic cycle involving its ever-changing phases but constant view due to the fact its rotational period about its axis is virtually identical to its rotational period around our planet. When these two dominant bodies align themselves relative to earth, we are treated to stunning eclipses where day becomes night (solar eclipse) and the moon undergoes metamorphosis in both its phase and colour (lunar eclipse). Our first look through a telescope ("first light") is usually at the ever-present moon whose rich physical morphology provides stunning and breathless views even at modest powers.

Please click on any image of interest for a larger rendition along with imaging details.

Lunar Scenic Phenomenon

Apogee - Perigee
2004

Apogee - Perigee
2005-2006

Apogee - Perigee
2006

Apogee - Perigee
2010

Earthshine


Lunar Halo

Flying Over Tycho

Major Lunar Standstill 2006

Lunar Geology

Parallax by Day

Ecumenical Full Moon III
2009

Wolf Moon and the
Parthenon

Selene Moon Over
Sounion 2011

Easter Moon Rising


Supermoon Over Cape Sounion
2012

Full Moon Rising
(Temple of Athena Nike)

Selene Rising I
2005

Selene Rising II
2005

Selene Rising III
2005

Selene Over Anc Marathon
2010

Selene Rising IV
2007

Selene Rising V
2007

Selene Rising VI
2007

A Goddess Rising


Post-Totality Over Athens
(PLE 2011)

Solstice Moon Over
Sounion 2008

Solstice Moon Over
Sounion 2008

Solstice Moon Over
Sounion 2008

Full Moon Over
Lycabettus Hill 2009

Full Moon Over
Lycabettus Hill 2009

Full Moon Over Aigina
2008

Full Moon Over Aigina
2008

Full Moon Over Aigina
2008

Ecumenical Full Moon I
2009

Ecumenical Full Moon II
2009

Solstice Moon Over
Sounion 2010

Solstice Moon Over
Sounion 2010

Solstice Moon Over
Sounion 2010

Perigee Moon and the
Parthenon 2010

Perigee Moon and the
Parthenon 2010

Wolf Moon and the Parthenon


Wolf Moon and the Parthenon


Wolf Moon and the Parthenon


Supermoon 2013
(Temple of Athena Nike)

Selene and the Propylaea
(Temple of Poseidon Erechtheus)

Selene Rising Over
Sounion 2011

Selene Rising Over
Sounion 2011

Selene Moon Over
Sounion 2011

Super Full Moon 2016
Buffalo, Greece

Super Full Moon 2016
Buffalo, Greece

Apogee Moon and the
Acropolis

Apogee Moon and the
Acropolis

Apogee Moon and the
Acropolis

Super Full Moon 2016
Buffalo, Greece

Supermoon 2014
Euvoia, Greece

Supermoon 2014
Euvoia, Greece

Supermoon 2014
Euvoia, Greece

Supermoon 2014
Euvoia, Greece

A Very Old Moon

New moon at Perigee
(2008)

New moon at Perigee
(2009)

Perigee Moon 2008

Perigee Moon 2008 (Inv)

Perigee Moon 2010

Perigee Moon 2010 (Inv)