In such an instance, people in India and around the globe witnessed a magical sight as the night sky came alive last evening with the supermoon, in full bloom.
Sydney viewers are in prime position. The scenes were captured by scores of people around the world where the supermoon appeared over The Tower Bridge, London, behind The Statue of Liberty in NY, and even at India Gate, New Delhi.
Skywatchers around the world have enjoyed stunning views of this month's Supermoon, when the Moon appears larger and brighter.
Netizens were amused and thrilled to watch the last supermoon of 2020.
"According to NASA, the phrase "supermoon" refers to either a new or full Moon which occurs within 90% of perigee, the Moon's closest approach to Earth in a given orbit". Tonight is one of those special evenings.
The actual date of Vesak varies depending upon the calendar in use in the particular country or region, but this year for most areas it falls on or near the day of this full moon, the space agency said in a statement. Thats a situation called being at syzygy, in astronomical terms.
The next full supermoon is not expected until April of 2021, so be sure to gaze skyward tonight and remind yourself of the free, brilliant spectacles that the universe puts on for us.
Tonight will be a little cloudy in Sydney, hopefully if we are lucky we will see the supermoon in all its glory tonight.