Guru Purnima 2017: Do you know NASA’s official Twitter account tweeted about the Indian festival?NASA tweeted a full moon picture on account of Guru Purnima 2017
Guru Purnima is one of the most auspicious day of the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated to commemorate the contributions made by our teachers to the society. It is observed on a full moon day in the month of Ashadha (June-July). People are celebrating Guru Purnima in different ways, while social media is busy talking about the importance of this full moon night. But amid those social media users, there was an unlikely talkers. NASA Moon, NASA’s official account about Earth’s moon is talking about Guru Purnima as well.
In the tweet, NASA talks about many names given to the full moon this weekend, which includes Guru Purnima as well. You might like to know other names of the full moon, like Hay Moon, Ripe Corn and Thunder Moon. It has also posted a spectacular picture of a full moon along with the tweet. They also called this moon ‘their favourite’.
Full moon this weekend - called Guru Purnima, Hay Moon, Mead Moon, Ripe Corn Moon, Buck Moon, or our favorite, ⛈️ THUNDER MOON ⛈️ pic.twitter.com/XLufAdoDEQ— NASA Moon (@NASAmoon) July 7, 2017
The tweet has been liked by more than 7 thousand users and retweeted by 4800 users. NASA’s official handle also retweeted this picture.
Some Indians appreciated NASA for acknowledging the Indian significance of this full moon. Here’s what they tweeted:
Thankyou for recognising Guru Purnima, or Teacher's Day as per vedic practices. Wish you all a blessed Guru (Teacher) Purnima (Full moon).— Ajit Kumar Singh (@the_ajitsingh) July 8, 2017
Guru Purnima is an Indian festival celebrated by mainly Hindu, Buddhists and Jains. It is dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers. Many people observe a fast on this festival and end it after their evening Puja. This festival also marks the first day in the peak of lunar cycle.
NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government which is responsible for civilian space program along with aeronautics research.
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