Super blue blood moon lights up the sky and wows onlookers

The super blue blood moon could be seen last night (January 31)
The moon could be seen from the UK
Norway had a particularly impressive view of the moon
The moon as seen from Turkey
The moon is seen behind a US flag
The moon was seen brightly at the Mayon Volcano
The moon next to Downside Abbey

Scroll through the gallery to see images of it from across the world

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Last night, for the first time in more than 150 years, people were able to view a super blue blood moon in the sky.

The last time this was possible was in 1866, according to Sky News.

This phenomenon occurs when a supermoon – one that is significantly closer to the earth than usual – coincides with a blue moon, a blood moon and a total lunar eclipse.

The eclipse means the moon appears red as it moves through the shadow of the earth. Unfortunately in the UK we could not see this, but stunning pictures from around the world captured the rare event.

Despite this, the moon still appeared 30% brighter and 14% bigger to us in the UK.

If you missed it, take a look at the super blue blood moon in the gallery above