Super Image of Cosmic Lunar Event

Auckland photographer Simon Runting captured this once-a-year cosmic event which lit up the New Zealand night sky as the full moon passed at its closest point to Earth, making it appear 14 per cent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual. Runting’s image was included in the Guardian Eyewitness series.


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Meet John Bougen the World’s Best-Travelled Man

Meet John Bougen the World’s Best-Travelled Man

It is not unusual for a man to contemplate flying halfway round the world after a conversation with his mother-in-law. But, far from a dressing-down, it was his mother-in-law’s wanderlust that…