Will the Blue Supermoon be Visible in India?
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Will the Blue Supermoon be Visible in India?

On August 30th, 2023, skywatchers worldwide can witness a rare celestial event: the Blue Supermoon. This event combines two lunar phenomena: a supermoon and a blue moon. But will the Blue Supermoon be visible in India? Let’s explore this question in more detail.

What is a Blue Supermoon?

Before we dive into whether the Blue Supermoon will be visible in India, let’s first understand what it is. A Blue Supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with two unique lunar phenomena: a supermoon and a blue moon.

A supermoon is a full moon that occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, known as perigee. This makes the moon appear larger and brighter than usual. A blue moon, on the other hand, is the second full moon in a calendar month. Most months have only one full moon, but every two to three years, a month will have two full moons. When this happens, the second full moon is called a blue moon.

Will the Blue Supermoon be Visible in India?

The good news is that the Blue Supermoon will be visible in India. According to various sources, including Zeenews India, India Today, and CNBCTV18, the Blue Supermoon will be visible in multiple cities across India on August 30th, 2023.

The exact time of the Blue Supermoon’s visibility in India may vary depending on the location. According to CNBCTV18, the Super Blue Moon will reach its peak at 8.37 pm EDT on August 30th, which is 6.07 am IST on August 31st. However, the time may be different in India, and skywatchers can expect to see the Super Blue Moon from 9.30 pm onwards on August 30th in multiple cities across India.

It is important to note that the visibility of the Blue Supermoon may be affected by weather and cloud cover in the skies. To get the best view, find a dark location away from city lights, and watch during the moonrise or moonset. You can also use binoculars or a telescope to get a closer look at the moon’s surface.

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