New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan seems to be pretty impressed with the heavenly sight of the supermoon as the celestial body appears the brightest in nearly 70 years. The 51-year-old actor recently took to Twitter share a selfie with the fans where he can be seen making the most of Monday night supermoon.
"The supermoon hangs big and bright…hiding as always it’s darker side," King Khan captioned the picture.
The supermoon can again be witnessed on Tuesday after sunset till 10 p.m.
Another supermoon like this will not be seen until 2034.
The moon's orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it's farther away. When the moon is full while it makes its closest pass to Earth, it is known as a supermoon.
At perigee, the point at which the moon is closest to Earth, the moon can be as much as 14 per cent closer to Earth than at apogee, when the moon is farthest from our planet.
The supermoon hangs big and bright…hiding as always it’s darker side… pic.twitter.com/oIYwWbfjwF
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 14, 2016
The full moon appears that much larger in diameter and, because it is larger, shines 30 percent more moonlight onto the Earth surface, according to NASA.
(With IANS inputs)