Make room, a summer of super moons is approaching!

The mysterious light and look of the Moon will be bathing our planet in July, August and September, according to www.space.com .

A super moon is considered to be 14 % bigger than 30 % brighter than other full moons. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.

The term “supermoon” is not astronomical, but originated in modern astrology. The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but the evidence of such a link is widely held to be unconvincing.

The most recent occurrence was on 30 January 2014. The next occurrence will be on 10 August 2014, which will be the closest encounter in 2014.
The opposite phenomenon, an apogee-syzygy, has been called a micromoon,though this term is not as widespread as supermoon.

 

Ioana Toader, Access Romania Online

Traditional Romanian land explored by the photographer Rena Effendi

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As per today’s “What we like” post we chose the article wrote on www.instituteartist.com  about Transylvania, a traditional Romanian land, a story which Rena Effendi tells after having an amazing experience in a place like Maramures, where she stayed in a 800 people village named Hoteni.

Two months in the fields, shooting and experiencing the life that the Maramures people where living day by day.

“People spend the day in the field,” she said. “They take their food, they take naps. You see these women climbing on top of the haystack in special trousers so the wind doesn’t blow up their skirts.”

Ms. Effendi asked one family why they kept doing what they do, when they could simply go to a market. “They said, ‘Well, what are we going to do with all this land, then?’ ” she recalled. ” ‘It’s just going to sit there?’ ”

A farmer in Breb told Adam Nicolson, writing for the July 2013 issue of National Geographic, that houses there had cost six haystacks in Communist times. “Hay is gold,” It is also an art: “You can even guess who the owner is by the shape of a haystack,” she said. “They have their individual styles and forms.”

But, while Maramures still has the look of a fairy tale, it is on the verge of vanishing.

Visit the full article and gallery on www.instituteartist.com

Born in 1977 in Baku, Azerbaijan, Rena Effendi has been photographing since 2001. From the outset, Effendi has focused her documentary work on the oil industry’s effects on people’s lives in her own country. As a result, she followed a 1,700 km oil pipeline through Georgia and Turkey, collecting stories along the way. This work of six years was published in 2009 in her first book “Pipe Dreams: A Chronicle of Lives along the Pipeline”.

With several international photography awards such as “Fifty Crows” Documentary Photography award, Mario Giacomelli Memorial Fund award, and Getty Images Editorial grant , Rena Effendi continues to expend her work and looks for all greate creations of this world through the camera lens.

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Photo source: instituteartist.com 

Ioana Toader, Access Romania Online

 

Week-end events in Bucharest, Romania: Tennis – BRD Bucharest Open, Summer School, Summer Bazar, Hugh Laurie concert

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Friday,  July 10, 2014

12:00 – 20:00 Tennis – BRD Bucharest Open, at BNR Arenas, Bucharest. Access is 15 lei.

19:00 – Summer School – Introduction Archeology  at Fundatia Calea Victoriei, Popa Soare Street, Nr. 40, 1st floor, Bucharest. Access 200 – 225 LEI;

19:00 – Rhetorical Summer school: theory and practice at Fundatia Calea Victoriei, Popa Soare Street, Nr. 40, 1st floor, Bucharest. Access is 200 – 225 LEI;

23:00 – Miami to Ibiza via Bucharest at Daimon Club, Calea Piscului, Nr 10, Tineretului Park, Bucharest. Access is 10 lei <00.00> 20 lei

 

Saturday, July 11, 2014

12:00 – 20:00 Tennis – BRD Bucharest Open, at BNR Arenas, Bucharest. Access is 40 lei.

12:00 – 20:00 Summer Bazar – goodies festival  at Romexpo, Bucharest. Free access

19:00 – Summer School – Introduction Archeology  at Fundatia Calea Victoriei, Popa Soare Street, Nr. 40, 1st floor, Bucharest. Access 200 – 225 LEI;

19:00 – Summer School – Introduction in Art’s History at Fundatia Calea Victoriei, Popa Soare Street, Nr. 40, 1st floor, Bucharest. Access 200 – 225 LEI;

19:00 – Rhetorical Summer school: theory and practice at Fundatia Calea Victoriei, Popa Soare Street, Nr. 40, 1st floor, Bucharest. Access is 200 – 225 LEI;

20:00 – Jazzy Connections #8 – Whatever Works at the OAR Garden, Bucharest. Free access

20:00 – Cats in the Rain – Special Night la Plastilina at Plastilina 8, Olari Street, Bucharest. Access is 20 LEI

23:00 – Miami to Ibiza via Bucharest at Daimon Club, Calea Piscului, Nr 10, Tineretului Park, Bucharest. Access is 10 LEI  <00.00> 20 LEI

 

Sunday, July 12, 2014

10:00 – Organic Days in the garden J’ai Bistrot Bucharest, 55 Calea Grivitei, Bucharest. Free access

12:00 – 20:00 Tennis – BRD Bucharest Open, at BNR Arenas, Bucharest. Access is 40 lei.

12:00 – 20:00 Summer Bazar – goodies festival  at Romexpo, Bucharest. Free access

14:00 – REframe – Workshop of positive thinking at La Un Ceai, Luigi Cazzavillan, nr 25, Bucharest.

20:00 – Hugh Laurie – premiere at the Palace Hall, 28 Ion Campineanu Street, Bucharest. Access is VIP – 310 LEI, I category – 260 LEI, II category – 200 LEI, III category – 170 LEI, IV category – 125 LEI.

22:00 – Crew Love Pool Party at La Plage, 26-30 Odaii Highway, Otopeni. Access is 30 lei <00:00> 40 lei

 

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Outdoor library to open this weekend in Bucharest, Romania

Summer is here and Bucharest chooses to have fun by organizing a reading session with an outdoor library in Cismigiu Park, Alexandru Ioan Cuza Park and Tineretului Park during July 8 – August 31, a project named “Parcul Cartilor” (The Books Park).

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The publishing house “Litera” is supporting this project and offers to all book addicts the possibility to read over 100 books from its shelf’s,  from stories with fairies and heroes, fiction, history, practical books and entertaining books.

In the Book’s Park you will be able to find volumes from known collections such as “Bestseller”, “Premium”, “Thriller”, “Nobel”.

Additional information you can find on the website litera.ro .

The outdoor libraries are part of a  campaign which encourages reading that the publishing house “Litera” supports with the occasion of celebrating 25 years of existence.

photo source: metropotam.ro

Ioana Toader, Access Romania Online

Movie openings this week in Romania: Think Like a Man Too, Third Person

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Think Like a Man Too

Director Tim Story

Starring Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Adam Brody, Jerry Ferrara

On at Brasov: Cityplex; Bucharest: Grand Cinema & More, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, The Light Cinema, CinemaPRO, Glendale Studio, Patria; Cluj: Cinema City Iulius, Cinema City Polus Cinema Florin Piersic; Constanta: Cinema City, Cityplex; Targu Mures: Cinema City, Arta 3D; Timisoara: Cinema City; Oradea: Cinema Palace; Ploiesti:Cinema City, Club Cinema Twins, Cinema City Afi Palace; Craiova: Patria, Colours Cinema; Pitesti: Cinema City, Ramnicu Valcea, Geo Saizescu; Arad: Cinema City Atrium, Cinema City Galleria; Baia Mare: Cinema City; Satu Mare:GM Cinema 3D; Braila:Cinema City; Buzau: Dacia; Alba Iulia: Colours Cinema; Sibiu: Arta; Bacau: Cinema City; Targu Jiu: Sergiu Nicolaescu; Botosani: Cine Grand; Vulcan: Luceafarul; Tulcea: Cityplex.

 

Third Person

Director Paul Haggis

Starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Maria Bello, Adrien Brody, James Franco

On at Brasov: Cityplex; Bucharest: Grand Cinema & More, Grand VIP Studios, Hollywood Multiplex, Movieplex Cinema Plaza, Cinema City Cotroceni, Cinema City Cotroceni VIP, Cinema City Sun Plaza, The Light Cinema, CinemaPRO, Glendale Studio; Cluj: Cinema City Iulius, Victoria; Constanta: Cinema City: Cityplex; Iasi: Cinema City; Targu Mures: Cinema City: Arta 3D; Timisoara: Cinema City; Oradea: Cinema Palace; Ploiesti: Cinema City; Craiova: Colours Cinema; Ramnicu Valcea:Line Cinema; Arad: Cinema City Atrium; Satu Mare: GM Cinema 3D; Braila: Cinema City; Buzau: Dacia; Alba Iulia: Colours Cinema; Sibiu: Arta; Botosani: Cine Grand; Vulcan: Luceafarul; Tulcea: Cityplex;

Coming up soon: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – 11th July;

Begin Again – 11th July;

Caníbal – 11th July;

Cuban Fury – 11th July;

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The eruption of the Volcano Pavlof from Alaska, seen from space

ISS036-E-002105_lrgThe volcano Pavlof from Alaska has offered on May 18, 2013, some great images to the astronauts of the board of International Space Station (ISS), which managed to take photos when the volcano erupted. The perspective from ISS managed to catch the astonishing tridimensional structure of the ash cloud, which can be rarely observed by the satellites with sensors for remote sensing, according to the American Space Agency.

Located in the Aleutian Arch, about 1,000 kilometers S-W of Anchorage, the volcano Pavlov started to erupt on May 13, 2013. The volcano blew up lava and a ash column which arose to a height of 6,000 meters.

According to the terrestrial observer of NASA (Earth Observatory), the ash cloud extended to S-E, over the North Pacific.

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Pavlof Volcano is one of the most active volcanos in Alaska, and his last eruption was in 2007. According to the Volcanic Observer from Alaska, Pavlof volcano erupted more than 20 times between 1901 and 2007.

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-Access Romania Online-Ioana Toader

foto source:  Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center 

Graphic art exhibition at the Romanian Banking Institute in Bucharest

ExpozitieGraphic art exhibition, which took place at the Romanian Banking Institute, on May 15, 2013, was a great success for Romanian Ștefan Marcu, a self-taught visual artist from Bucharest.

The graphic art exhibition was made to celebrate 22 years of Special Unit of Gendarmerie 76 from Bucharest, where he also works. The art works are illustrating special activities of the Unit 76 in terms of hardness, high efficiency and reliability in humanitarian missions such as natural disasters or civil causes.

The main art works were two traditional portraits of Eugeniu Carada (1836-1910), Romanian political economist and writer, an upstanding person who founded the economy and Romanian media but also founded the National Bank of Romania (BNR) and Mugur Isărescu, current governor of BNR. The exhibition had a special guest, Ilie Roșianu, art critic who had nothing but great words for the artist Marcu Ștefan, highlighting his huge interest for learning and the great effort and time that he put in the art works.

At the exhibition, the guests had the possibility to choose one or more art works and make an offer. All the money raised were donated to an institute for children with disabilities from Bucharest.

Ștefan Marcu is a self-taught visual artist, born in the North Romania, which has been creating since he was five, starting forming different shapes out of any easy material he could get. During his life, he continued to develop his art skills and reached to a new level of art with drawing, sculpture, photo manipulation, graphics, painting, cartoons and digital art.

He studied at the military school in Drăgășani, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at Nicolae Titulescu Univeristy, and currently he is studying for Master in Speech Therapy in the Process of Communication, at the University of Bucharest. For more information or art work, visit his Facebook page here . 

-Access Romania Online-Ioana Toader