If you are a moon lover and have been fascinated by the recent spectacles that the Earth’s satellite Moon has been treating us Earthlings to then you would love this piece of news. The moon has descended on the lawns of the famous Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, much to the delight of the city people who have been making a beeline to the northern gate of the iconic structure to view the spectacle. The giant replica of the moon displayed at the Victoria Memorial is a touring artwork and the 3-D installation has been made using the imagery from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. The ‘Museum of the Moon’ is a project of the British Council, supported by the Ministry of Culture and created by Luke Jerram. Also Read - NASA Renames Its WFIRST Hubble Telescope After Astronomer Nancy Grace Roman

The Museum of the Moon is a project by British Council and is created by UK artist Luke Jerram. It has been touring the world and is now displayed in Kolkata at the Victoria Memorial Hall for the weekend visitors. The artwork is created in partnership with UK Space Agency and was unveiled yesterday in the presence of the director of British Council, India, Alan Gemmell, the secretary and curator of Victoria Memorial, Jayanta Sengupta, and the director of MP Birla Planetarium, Debiprasad Duari. The replica of the moon measures seven metres in diameter and features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. Supermoon Trilogy: The Next Supermoons Will Occur on 1st and 31st January 2018 Also Read - West Bengal: Cyclone Amphan Damages World's Largest Banyan Tree in Howrah Botanical Garden



Watch the video of Museum of the Moon here:

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Watch the performance beneath the Museum of the Moon in Kolkata

Today is the last day to Watch the Moon up, close and personal at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata

People throng to see the giant replica of the Moon

When the Moon comes down to Earth

The 23-feet wide replica of the moon is half a million times smaller than the real moon. The moon perhaps is one of the most enigmatic and interesting celestial bodies that has always intrigued humankind and it features in a big way in our legends, mythologies and folktales. Sun and the moon has always regulated life on Earth and their waning and waxing brought major festivals, harvest and seasons on the blue planet. Different cultures around the world has their own historical, cultural, scientific and religious relationships around the moon and it is interesting and very exhilarating to see a giant replica of the moon so close and personal.