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Supermoon on Vesak Day in Borobudur temple 2012

6 May 2012 : Vesak day or Buddha Enlightenment day in Borobudur temple, the 9th century Buddhist Temple in Indonesia. The ceremony coincide with once-a-year cosmic event of the perigee moon. Also known as the Supermoon, where the moon is the closest to Earth.

The Vesak event was celebrated with buddhists from all over South East Asia, making their yearly pilgrimage to this tourist site. It rained heavily for the whole day and magically stopped just as the ceremony started. The crowded event had buddhist monks circling the Borobudur temple and releasing lanterns at the end.