A lunar eclipse of a full blue moon is seen above the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier. Credit: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
On January 31 2018, the world saw a total lunar eclipse coinciding with the phenomena known as the ‘blue moon’ and the ‘supermoon’. According to United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration states that the moon we saw yesterday was “the third in a series of ‘supermoons’ – when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit and about 14 percent brighter than usual”. It was also the second full moon of the month – called the ‘blue moon’.
Here is the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’, captured from different corners of the globe.
The super blue moon rises above the spewing Mayon Volcano during a mild eruption before a total lunar eclipse in Legazpi, Philippines.Credit: Reuters/Erik De Castro
A lunar eclipse of a full blue moon is seen above a statue at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in Mumbai, India. Credit: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui
A fighter from Free Syrian Army is seen watching a full moon rises in Daraa, Syria. Credit: Reuters/Alaa al-Faqir
A full moon is seen before the start of a lunar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia. Credit: Reuters/Darren Whiteside
A full moon rises behind blocks of flats in north London. Credit: Reuters/Eddie Keogh
A full moon rises behind St. Sava temple in Belgrade, Serbia. Credit: Reuters/Marko Djurica
The super blue moon is seen between British and Chinese flags raised at Tiananmen square in Beijing as British Prime Minister Theresa May visits China’s capital. Credit: Reuters/Damir Sagolj
A full moon ‘supermoon’ rises behind Fort Ricasoli in Valletta’s Grand Harbour, Malta. Credit: Reuters/Darrin Zammit Lupi
A lunar eclipse is seen over a street light in Tokyo. Credit: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A lunar eclipse over Oceanside, California. Credit: Reuters/Mike Blake