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Supermoon Night

Posted on Monday, 21 July 2014

The biggest full moon of 2014 will light up the night sky on Sunday, 10 August, and the best viewing experience is right here at Skyline Queenstown !

A supermoon occurs when the moon is full and at the nearest point to Earth in its orbit. In other words, it's the largest, brightest moon you'll ever see. So why not do something special for the occasion? Join the Skyline Queenstown stargazing tour on Supermoon Night and make a magical memory.

From the top of Bob's Peak, see Queenstown bathed in moonlight, with stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and the silhouette of the snowcapped Remarkables mountain range.

We'll help you get an even closer look at the supermoon lunar phenomenon with our top-of-the-range telescopes. Our professional stargazing guides will answer your questions about the moon and our night sky as you take incredible photographs to share the experience with friends and family around the world.

After your tour, warm up over a delicious hot chocolate in our Skyline Bar.

Our Supermoon Night stargazing tour begins at 6.45pm, and bookings are essential. Don't miss it! Check out our website, www.skyline.co.nz/queenstown/stargazing , for more information and to reserve your spot.

 

Did you know?

  • Our moon is bigger than Pluto at roughly one-fourth the diameter of Earth.
  • The Moon is very hot during the day but very cold at night. The average surface temperature of the Moon is 107 degrees Celsius during the day and -153 degrees Celsius at night.
  • This year marks the 55th anniversary of the first lunar orbit and the 45th anniversary of the triumphant Apollo XI lunar landing.

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