A rare phenomenon called the super blue moon is happening tonight i.e. on 30 August 2023.

Despite its name, the moon won’t appear ‘blue’. The term ‘blue moon’ denotes a second full moon occurring within a month.

If you are a stargazer and a selenophile, we have a list of places in India that are sure to leave you spellbound.

1. Kibber Village, Himachal Pradesh Located in Spiti Valley at an altitude of 14,000 ft above sea level, the village offers a surreal stargazing experience with a clean atmosphere and clear skies. If you are lucky, you might also spot some shooting stars.

2. Yercaud, Tamil Nadu Known for its beautiful views, aromatic spices and delicious coffee, it is also a hotspot for stargazers from across the country. A quaint little hill station in Tamil Nadu at an elevation of 5,325 ft, you can enjoy a starlit night in a clear sky.

3. Pangong Tso Lake, Sikkim Located at a stunning height of 13,862 ft above sea level in Sikkim, besides offering a beautiful view of Pangong Tso Lake, the place is also perfect for gazing at twinkly stars on a chilly summer night.

4. Coorg, Karnataka At an elevation of 3,000 ft, not a lot of tourists know that Coorg is also an amazing place to stargaze. You can grab your camping gear, travel a little further from town and enjoy picturesque stars on a clear night.

5. Mount Katao, Sikkim With fewer tourists and even less pollution, Mount Katao located at a height of 15,000 ft above sea level, has clear and dark skies ideal for spending hours admiring the stars.