1. Supermoon observed in night sky of Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat and other cities

Supermoon observed in night sky of Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat and other cities

Giving a treat to eyeballs, a supermoon emerges in all its glory in the sky on November 14 after nearly six decades.

By: | Published: November 15, 2016 1:47 PM
India's national emblem is seen in front of the supermoon in New Delhi. (PTI) India’s national emblem is seen in front of the supermoon in New Delhi. (PTI)

Giving a treat to eyeballs, a supermoon emerges in all its glory in the sky on November 14 after nearly six decades. The moon also known as full moon was bigger and brighter making the sky look extremely beautiful.

The "supermoon" appears over the landmark Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai. (PTI) The “supermoon” appears over the landmark Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai. (PTI)

The rare phenomemon was observed across the globe with people stepped out in willingness to witness it live and to capture the event in their cameras.

A view of the Supermoon as seen in the sky over New Delhi. (PTI) A view of the Supermoon as seen in the sky over New Delhi. (PTI)

The supermoon was visible across much of India although residents of New Delhi, the world’s most polluted capital, struggled to see it clearly through the toxic smog that has been shrouding the city in recent weeks.

A view of Supermoon above the city of Shimla. (PTI) A view of Supermoon above the city of Shimla. (PTI)

Also, thick clouds spoiled the show in several European capitals including London, Paris, Berlin and Rome.

Supermoon seen over the sky near Marina Beach in Chennai. (PTI) Supermoon seen over the sky near Marina Beach in Chennai. (PTI)

Earlier, the supermoon was last observed on January 26, 1948; 68 years ago.

A cross atop a church is silhouetted against the supermoon in Mumbai. (PTI) A cross atop a church is silhouetted against the supermoon in Mumbai. (PTI)

It will now repeat on November 25, 2034. So you have to wait for nearly 18 years before you get lucky again.

A rising moon is seen through a silhouetted statue in front of the Victoria Memorial monument in Kolkata. (PTI) A rising moon is seen through a silhouetted statue in front of the Victoria Memorial monument in Kolkata. (PTI)

The closest supermoon of the century will occur on December 6, 2052.

The moon rises behind the Lotus temple in New Delhi. (PTI) The moon rises behind the Lotus temple in New Delhi. (PTI)

The supermoon appears when a full moon is closest to the earth. However, astronomers say it can be hard to notice that the moon appears brighter than usual. Once it is high in the sky, it can also be hard to tell it is larger.

The full moon or Supermoon appears red above the sky in Kolkata on Monday evening. (PTI) The full moon or Supermoon appears red above the sky in Kolkata on Monday evening. (PTI)

The event had become more special in India, as it was coincide with annual holy festival of Kartik Purnima.

A trident atop the Kamakhya Hindu temple is silhoutted against the rising moon in Gauhati. (AP) A trident atop the Kamakhya Hindu temple is silhoutted against the rising moon in Gauhati. (AP)

The devotees in large number thronged to holy water bodies in the evening hours and offered ‘arghya’ to the moon to mark the day.

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