Moon over Metéora monastery in Greece

Last night’s rising moon behind a Greek monastery first settled in the 11th century.

Photo of rising moon on October 26, 2015 by Aimilianos Gkekas.

Photo by Aimilianos Gkekas.

Aimilianos Gkekas submitted this photo of last night’s moon – October 26, 2015 – rising behind the Metéora monastery in Greece. It’s one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. Both Metéora and Mount Athos are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. UNESCO spoke of Metéora this way:

In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these ‘columns of the sky’ from the 11th century onwards.

Thank you, Aimilianos!