On Nov. 14, the moon—in its full-moon phase—was closest to Earth. Astronomers call this phenomenon a “perigee-syzygy of the earth-moon-sun system,” but “supermoon” is the common term used to describe it. It is estimated to look 15% bigger and 30% brighter than usual.
In India, the “supermoon” was visible starting 4:53pm local time. The distance between moon and earth was 356,508 km. The next such celestial event will be in 2034.
Reuters photographers in India clicked the “supermoon” behind churches, monuments, and other places of worship like a gurudwara. The result is a mesmerising series of photos.