Blood moon paints the sky red: Stargazers around the world look to the heavens to witness lunar spectacle for first time in 33 years (Part 2)


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Part 2

  • During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a deep rusty red, due to sunlight being scattered by the Earth's atmosphere
  • The rare celestial event coincided with the 'supermoon' being at its nearest point in its orbit around our planet
  • Some religious groups are convinced it is a sign that the End of Days is approaching 
  • Last time a lunar eclipse shared a stage with supermoon was 1982 - and the next will be in 2033
  • Do you have any photos of the supermoon? Please email: pictures@mailonline.co.uk

USA: A plane flies in front of the so-called supermoon during a lunar eclipse in this photograph taken from Geneva, Illinois

CZECH REPUBLIC: A statue of a baby in Prague juxtaposed with the moon VENEZUELA: The last of this year's supermoons rises in the sky in the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas last night BELARUS: The supermoon shone through the night over an Orthodox church in the eastern European city

MEXICO: A statue in Ciudad Juarez appears to reach out to touch the lunar phenomenon> USA: In this photo provided by NASA, a person runs as the supermoon rises above Central Park in New York

HAITI: The supermoon silhouettes television and radio antennas on Boutilier Mountain in Port-au-Prince

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