PICTURES: What the super flower blood moon looked like from around the world | Condé Nast Traveller India

PICTURES: What the super flower blood moon looked like from around the world | Condé Nast Traveller India

May 27, 2021 0 By admin


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Supermoon rising behind Cuatro Torres in Madrid. Photo: Anadolu Agency / Contributor / Getty Images

The supermoon stunned onlookers from across the world on Tuesday. Why “blood moon”? This year the supermoon coincides with a total lunar eclipse, giving the moon a distinct red shade. In the US, the name also incorporates the word “flower” because the occurrence of a full moon was known as a flower moon for Native American tribes back in the day, as it signified the onset of spring. 

According to NASA, a supermoon is a phenomenon that occurs when a full moon appears at the same time as when the moon’s orbit is closest to the earth. The term coined in 1979, comes at a time when the sun, moon and the earth are in alignment. When you spot it, the moon appears larger and brighter than on other days, making a special observation for people globally. Take a look at some of the images of the full moon in various different parts of the world.

Colorado, United States

Auckland, New Zealand

New Delhi, India

Texas, United States

Visakhapatnam, India

Bayern, Germany

Sonipat, India

Beijing, China

Supermoon in China. Photo: VCG/Contributor/Getty Images

Barcelona, Spain

The supermoon seen from Barcelona in 2021. Photo: SOPA Images/ Contributor / Getty Images

Ankara, Turkey

Supermoon in Ankara. Photo: Anadolu Agency / Contributor / Getty Images

Mumbai, India

Tokyo, Japan

Melbourne, Australia

Nuremberg, Germany