From MumbaiVisit one of the towns along the Konkan coast, such as Murud, to get supremely clear skies. The absence of pollution and the natural quietness will ensure you have a great supermoon experience. There are some excellent homestays and MTDC resorts you can book yourself into for the night as well. Lonavala, Khandala and Bhandardara are other good options. If, however, you’d like somewhere a bit closer, then Shahapur, Vangani and Karjat are good options – just 70-80km from Mumbai, they can be reached within an hour and a half.
From DelhiHead for the hills in either Himachal or Uttarakhand to see clear skies and the bright moon and stars. Dalhousie, Mussoorie, Manali all offer great views, as do towns such as Jaisalmer and Bikaner in Rajasthan. The next best thing would be to grab hold of that friend who has a farmhouse on the outskirts of the city, where the pollution is less and the air is clean. And if all else fails, sign up with Nehru Planetarium, Amateur Astronomers Association Delhi or Astronomica, each of which conduct stargazing and other astronomical experiences.
From BengaluruKarnataka has a number of places you can head to if you want to spot the supermoon. The best option by far is a trip to Coorg, where the night skies are incredibly clear. If you’re looking for places closer to the city, options include Skandagiri (62km from Bengaluru city), an ancient mountain fortress; Bheemeshwari (100 km from Bengaluru), which rests on the banks of the Cauvery River and the edge of the Mutati forest range; Hosahalli (70km from Bengaluru), which is where The Bengaluru Astronomical Society members also conduct night sky observations; and Ramanagara (49km from Bengaluru), a popular adventure activity spot.
Last Chance to SeeIf you cannot make it today, don’t be disappointed. You’ll have one more chance to see the last supermoon of the year, on December 14.
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