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Lotte World Tower to Host Supermoon Photo Contest
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Lotte World Tower to Host Supermoon Photo Contest
  • By Lee Song-hoon
  • September 25, 2015, 01:00
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A multi-shot image of Lotte World Mall and Tower with the moon before the Chuseok holidays.
A multi-shot image of Lotte World Mall and Tower with the moon before the Chuseok holidays.

 

Expecting to see a super moon on Chuseok, or Korean Thanksgiving Day, Lotte World Mall and Tower plans to take photos of the night view in Seoul and Lotte World Tower, along with professional photographers specializing in night photography, and host a photo contest in a bid to share pictures of an extra-large full moon.

Lee Jong-soo, a photographer for VENTI, said, “If you are a Korean photographer specializing in night and landscape photography, you will always want to try taking pictures of a night view of Seoul from the highest building in the nation. That’s why I was so excited. I hope that Lotte World Tower will be completed as soon as possible, so I can take photos of the landscape of Seoul in all seasons in a serial form to share with many people.”

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. On Chusoek this year, the distance between the Moon and the Earth will be approximately 356,800 kilometers, which is 23,000 kilometers closer than the average distance between the Moon and the Earth.

Lotte Corporation will hold “Lotte World Tower Super Moon Photo Contest” on Lotte World Tower’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lotteworldtower for four days from Sept. 26 to 29. You can enter the event by uploading a picture of Lotte World Tower or the full moon with your wish. Winners will be selected in drawings and will receive tickets for the aquarium. From Sept. 14 to 18, Lotte Corporation hosted “Lotte World Tower Chuseok Nightscape Event” and offered Lotte Rent-a-Car vouchers to winners.

Together with VENTI, the Lotte Corporation will shoot pictures of the supermoon and post them on its Facebook page and blog.