New Delhi: Saturday was International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) and what a spectacle the moon treated the viewers to!
It was literally a sight for sore eyes when the moon came out in all its glory in a picture perfect crescent.
Thousands of space enthusiasts came out to witness the beauty at various places to watch the earth's only natural satellite.
This day was first observed in 2010, which was NASA's initiative for people to learn more about the moon.
In Teppakulam, Madurai, where the Galileo Science Centre in the city had organised the event, former ISRO senior scientist N Sivasubramanian interacted with students and explained about the moon at an awareness session conducted at Maniammai School. Participants also created models of the moon as part of the session, reported the Times of India (TOI).
The program was launched in 2010 and is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).