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 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.
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.
Also, thick clouds spoiled the show in several European capitals including London, Paris, Berlin and Rome.
Earlier, the supermoon was last observed on January 26, 1948; 68 years ago.
It will now repeat on November 25, 2034. So you have to wait for nearly 18 years before you get lucky again.
The closest supermoon of the century will occur on December 6, 2052.
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 event had become more special in India, as it was coincide with annual holy festival of Kartik Purnima.
The devotees in large number thronged to holy water bodies in the evening hours and offered ‘arghya’ to the moon to mark the day.