Monday 10 December 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon - in pictures

A full moon rises behind blocks of flats in north London, Britain, January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
A full moon rises behind blocks of flats in north London, Britain, January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
A full moon rises behind St. Sava temple in Belgrade, Serbia, January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
A super blue blood moon rises over an apartment block during a lunar eclipse in Ankara, Turkey, January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
The city landmark weather vane in the form of an Angel, fixed atop a spire of the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, is silhouetted against the moon partially covered by earth's shadow during a lunar eclipse as seen in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. On Wednesday, much of the world will get to see not only a blue moon which is a supermoon, but also a lunar eclipse, all rolled into one celestial phenomenon.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
A lunar eclipse of a full "Blue Moon" is seen behind the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
A blue moon rises over Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
A full moon 'supermoon' rises behind Fort Ricasoli in Valletta's Grand Harbour, Malta, January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
A full moon 'supermoon' rises behind Fort Ricasoli in Valletta's Grand Harbour, Malta, January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
A full moon rises behind St Pauls Cathedral London, Britain, January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
A lunar eclipse of a full "Blue Moon" is seen above a statue at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in Mumbai, India, January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A lunar eclipse of a full "Blue Moon" is seen above the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
A full moon rises beside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand , Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The moon is putting on a rare cosmic show. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
The Statue of Liberty is backdropped by a supermoon, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, seen from the Brooklyn borough of New York. The supermoon, which is the final of three consecutive supermoons, also experience lunar eclipse as it set over the horizon, but only a partial eclipse was visible in the East Coast. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A lunar eclipse of a full "Blue Moon" is seen above the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Birds take flight as a blue moon, supermoon and a total lunar eclipse sets behind the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. A total lunar eclipse is also called a blood moon because of its red hue. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
The moon rises above decoration on a roof, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. On Wednesday, much of the world will get to see not only a blue moon which is a supermoon, but also a lunar eclipse, all rolled into one celestial phenomenon. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
A blue moon rises over Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
A full moon rises behind St. Sava temple in Belgrade, Serbia, January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
A 'blue moon' rises behind the control tower at London's Heathrow Airport. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
A blue moon rises over Waterloo Bridge, London. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
A blue moon rises over Waterloo Bridge, London. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The last 'Super Blue Blood Moon' happened in 1866, and according to Astronomy Ireland's David Moore it won't happen again until 2037.

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