Sharad Purnima/ Full Moon -Skywatch Friday

Sharad Purnima is an important day in Hindu religion &  Hindu calendar, marked by a full moon night. Sharad Purnima signies the end of monsoon season since the month of Ashwin as per the Hindu calendar also ends on this day.  Kartik month follows Ashwin.

Next full moon night will be on Kartik Purnima, which holds much more significance in Hindu religion than the Sharad Purnima. It will be on 14th November, this year. The famous  Pushkar Fair is held during the  Kartik Purnima and thousands of people take holy dip in Pushkar lake on this day.

Here are three pictures of Jaipur sky on Sharad Purnima or full moon night.


Full moon on Sharad Purnima in Jaipur Sky! Posted for Skywatch Friday.


clouds shrouding over full moon in jaipur sky. posted for Skywatch Friday
Clouds shroud over full moon in Jaipur Sky on Sharad Purnima. Posted for Skywatch Friday.

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Full Moon. Sharad Purnima. Posted for Skywatch Friday.

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50 thoughts on “Sharad Purnima/ Full Moon -Skywatch Friday

    1. Yes..The phenomenon is called perigree. This year Moon will be closest to Earth on 16th October. Also termed as “supermoon”.
      Incidentally, Moon will be farthest from Earth on 31st October; called Apogee!


      1. The transition of the moon…the crescents…the full moon…the hiding behind the clouds…all can be associated with the moods and stages love goes through…possibly due to that? 😊

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      1. You need to use the right technique. Although I have shot Moon -handheld, these were captured using Tripod. I experimented quite a bit with many settings.
        Do you use DSLR?

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  1. I have yet to succeed in capturing the moon to my satisfaction. It’s one of my favourite focal points of nature and my vision simply gravitates towards it. No two nights are really the same, and its constant hide and seek with the clouds and darkness never ceases to fascinate. I particularly liked the second picture. 🙂

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    1. well said. Indeed, capturing moon gets little technical as compared to shooting in the daylight. Let me know if I can help you with it, Vani.
      Thank you, for sharing your thoughts. Good to know that moon is your favorite aspect of nature. 🙂


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