In pics: Rare blue supermoon dazzles stargazers around the globe
The rare blue supermoon — the closest full moon of the year — dazzled stargazers Wednesday night. Adding to the joy was Saturn joining the celestial spectacle. The planet was visible alongside the moon, at least where skies were clear. It was the second full moon of August, thus the blue label. And it was unusually close to Earth, therefore a supermoon. The moon appeared to be bigger and brighter than usual, given its close proximity to Earth: just 222,043 miles (357,344 kilometers) or so. The Aug. 1 supermoon was more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) farther away.
In Pictures: The first supermoon in August rises around the world
The cosmos is offering up a double feature in August: a pair of supermoons culminating in a rare blue moon. Catch the first show Tuesday evening as the full moon rises in the southeast, appearing slightly brighter and bigger than normal. That's because it will be closer than usual, just 222,159 miles (357,530 kilometers) away, thus the supermoon label.
In pictures: Rising water level of Yamuna submerges Delhi
With Yamuna levels rising to a record high, several key areas in Delhi were flooded on Thursday. The Yamuna water level touched 208.53 metres at 10 am, breaking a 45-year-old record, officials said. As the Yamuna swelled, Kejriwal announced the closure of schools in inundated areas. The areas including Boat Club, Pandav Nagar, some parts of Gandhi Nagar, Bhajanpura were inundated with floodwaters. According to officials, locals in some areas showed reluctance in moving out even as water reached their homes. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said water supply may be affected in parts of the city with the shutting down of treatment plants at Wazirabad, Chandrawal and Okhla following rising levels of the Yamuna. Visuals of people wading through knee-deep waters and carrying their belongings in low-lying areas were seen.
In pics: Nepal farmers celebrate rice planting day with special feasts and festivities
Nepalese people celebrate the festival by planting paddy, playing in the mud, singing traditional songs, eating yogurt and beaten rice.
A boat station on the Gujarat coast.
Karnataka Assembly polls: Glance at data around candidates as state votes on Wednesday
With the stakes being high in this election, the major political parties in contention - the BJP, Congress and JD(S) - and their candidates have made a strong pitch seeking to boost their prospects at the hustings
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Birthday: Celebrating the Maverick's Cinematic Gems
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Birthday: Celebrating the Maverick's Cinematic Gems
Stardust at Dada Saheb Phalke award 2023
Stardust at Dada Saheb Phalke award function
In pictures: Glimpses from Maha Shivaratri festival celebrations across India
The festival dedicated to the worship of Shiva, will be marked across the country on Saturday.
People look through rubble and dust for trapped survivors of Earthquake in Turkey, Syria
Earthquake kills more than 200 in Turkey, Syria
In pictures: Pro-Bolsonaro rioters storm Brazil's top government offices
Protesters, supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, clashed with police during a protest outside the Planalto Palace building in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Other demonstrators stormed congress and the Supreme Court.
Vibrant skyline in Ahmedabad today as International Kite Festival kicks off
International Kite Festival 2023
In Pics: A joyous, tearful goodbye to football legend Pele
Pele death, Pele Funeral, Pele buried, Pele, Pele funeral photos
In frames: 100 days of Bharat Jodo Yatra
The yatra is part of the party’s national mass outreach program aimed at highlighting social polarisation, economic inequalities and political centralisation.
Gujarat Assembly polls phase 2 cheat sheet: All about Monday's elections
Spectacular eruption of world's largest volcano in Hawaii
Gujarat Assembly polls phase 1 cheat sheet: All about today's elections
Gujarat Assembly Polls Phase 1 cheat sheet: All you need to know
FIFA WC: Some of the biggest upsets in tournament history
In pictures: Morbi disaster leaves trail of death and sorrow
A hand of a victim killed in the Morbi bridge collapse.
Diwali 2022: Check out last-minute, easy home decoration ideas
Pregnant woman flaunts baby bump riding Harley Davidson
A seven-and-a-half-month pregnant model, Rakshita is setting newer maternity fashion goals with her husband.
Resplendent colours of Kulasai Dussehra celebration in Tamil Nadu