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In Pictures: 'Super blue blood moon' seen across the world

The rare lunar event has been witnessed by large parts of the world.

A super blue blood moon rises behind the 2,500-year-old Parthenon temple in Greece.
A super blue blood moon rises behind the 2,500-year-old Parthenon temple in Greece. AP

A "super blue blood moon" or luna trifecta has been witnessed by large parts of the world.

The rare lunar event occurs when a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon happen at once.

The reddish colour is caused by sunlight getting refracted, or bent, towards the moon, causing some blue light to be filtered out, leaving red light visible.

It could be seen in eastern Europe, Australia, Asia and some parts of the United States.

There will not be another super blue blood moon until 2037.

Here are some pictures from across the globe.

  • London, UK
A super moon rises over the City of London.
A super moon rises over the City of London. PA
  • Manila, Phillipines
The super blue blood moon sets as lava cascades down the slopes of the Mayon volcano.
The super blue blood moon sets as lava cascades down the slopes of the Mayon volcano. PA
  • New York, United States
A supermoon pictured by The Statue of Liberty in New York.
A supermoon pictured by The Statue of Liberty in New York. PA
  • Yangon, Myanmar
The moon rises behind Myanmar landmark Shwedagon pagoda.
The moon rises behind Myanmar landmark Shwedagon pagoda. AO
  • The Gaza Strip, Palestine
A supermoon rises over the north of the Gaza Strip, Palestine
A supermoon rises over the north of the Gaza Strip, Palestine PA
  • Tallin, Estonia
The view from Tallinn in Estonia.
The view from Tallinn in Estonia. PA
  • Bielefeld, Germany
The moon shines bright over St Mary's Church in Bielefeld, Germany.
The moon shines bright over St Mary's Church in Bielefeld, Germany. PA
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