Bengaluru, Nov 15: The moon on Monday was closest to Earth since 1948, resulting in the 'supermoon' phenomenon. It was the brightest and largest moon in nearly 70 years.
The Moon was closest - only 221,524 miles (356,509km) away - at 11:21 GMT.
The supermoon was best seen in North America early on Monday. The next chance for seeing a supermoon won't be before Nov 25, 2034, when it will be even closer to Earth.
The supermoon was visible across much of India although residents of New Delhi, struggled to see it clearly through the toxic smog that has been shrouding the city in recent weeks.
Here are some images describing the phenomenon:
Supremoon as seen in Mumbai
The "supermoon" appears over the landmark Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai on Monday.
Supermoon seen from Delhi
A view of the Supermoon as seen in the sky over New Delhi on Monday.
Shades of blue and the supermoon in Chennai
A view of the Supermoon as seen in the sky over Chennai on Monday.
Beautiful and large supermoon seen from Chennai
Supermoon seen in the sky over Marina Beach in Chennai on Monday. The moon was only 221,524 miles (356,509km) away from Earth.
Supermoon peeking through the mountains in Shimla
A view of Supermoon above the city of Shimla on Monday. The next supermoon will occur on Nov 25, 2034.
Supermoon seen at dusk in Chennai
Supermoon as seen at dusk near Marina Beach in Chennai. The moon on Monday was closest to Earth since 1948.
Thailand witnesses the supermoon phenomena
The moon rises over the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.