Last night’s “Super Blue Moon” had quite a few of you watching the skies.

While a lunar eclipse – or ‘blood moon’ as Twitter hashtags will remind you -was visible on the other side of the world (Australia, Asia and some parts of the US and Eastern Europe), the UK had to settle for a ‘blue moon’. No less stunning, we might add.

In fact, it was actually the first time a lunar eclipse, supermoon and a blue moon have all coincided since 31st March 1866, over 150 years ago! As expected, the event has been aptly dubbed the “Super blue blood moon”.

Rising at around 5pm on Wednesday 21st January, and staying visible until around 8am on Thursday, It is the second ‘supermoon’ of the month after the year’s first full moon a the start of January.

Although quite difficult to capture to beauty of it all on most smartphones, the Moon did appear around 7% larger and 15% brighter than usual because of its closer proximity to earth.

Here’s some of the photos you all captured of last night’s ‘Super Blue Moon’ over Birmingham:

And here’s NASA’s International Space Station – orbiting Earth 250 miles above – flying past the moon last night, as captured from Birmingham:

 

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