He said that anything to get people stargazing was a positive, especially in a world whose night sky is dimmed by electrical lights, and he believes media attention of the supermoon would serve to inspire others to look to the heavens to behold a rare wonder. The phenomenon is known as the supermoon. Sunday night's moon might have appeared full to those glimpsing it with the naked eye, but Monday's visit will be the real deal. Across the worldwide dateline in New Zealand, it will reach its brightest after midnight on Tuesday local time.
When the sun, the moon, and Earth line up as the moon orbits Earth, that's known as syzygy (definitely something you want to keep in your back pocket for your next Scrabble match), writes Sophie Curtis on UK's Mirror. High and low tides usually reach their peak during a full or new moon. At perigee, the point at which the moon is closest to Earth, NASA states the moon can be as much as 14 per cent closer to Earth than at apogee, when the moon is farthest from our planet. The distance of Vijayawada from the Moon was a minimum of 3,56,509 km ( 2,21,524 miles) when the satellite came closest to Earth, according to a Moon distance calculator.
The brilliant white glow of the moon slowly transformed into a dim red, a colouring caused by Earth's atmosphere scattering sunlight into the shadow. The Slooh Community Observatory will offer a live broadcast for November's full moon on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT on Nov. 14).
IT employee and passionate moon watcher Surendar Ramakrishnan said, "I have been waiting to watch the supermoon on Monday".
An impressive image showing how bright the moon is.
"It just so happens that tonight, it's also very close to a full moon, so the fact that it's full and it's slightly closer, makes it a so-called 'supermoon, '" said Dr. Ka Chun Yu, Curator of Space Science at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Instead, they often use the term perigee - and a perigee moon occurs a few months out of every year. The next chance for seeing a supermoon won't be before Nov 25, 2034, when it will be even closer to Earth.
Spectators lined up in France, Israel and Germany to watch the moon rise behind famous monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Dormition Abbey, and the Brandenburg Gate. The tall building is the International Commerce Centre.
Hoosiers can still see the supermoon Monday evening.