7 of the best 'super blood moon' pictures from around the world

2015-09-28 11:04

WATCH: Timelapse video shows 'Super Blood Moon' moving across night sky

2015-09-28 08:54

A rare combination of astronomical conditions provided a dramatic spectacle. The moon was bathed in blood-red light, a rare astronomical event when a swollen "super'moon" and lunar eclipse combine.WATCH

A rare combination of astronomical conditions provided a dramatic spectacle around the world on the night of September 27.

A lunar eclipse coincided with the closest full moon of the year to create an effect referred to as a ‘super blood moon’.


The lunar eclipse behind an Orthodox church in Turets, Belarus, 110 kilometers (69 miles) west of capital Minsk. (Sergei Grits, AP)


A “blood moon” casts its glow over a Christian Orthodox church in Anthoupolis, a suburb of Nicosia in the early hours of Monday. (Petros Karadjias, AP)


A super moon pasts behind a statue of the Virgin Mary and the Child at Notre Dame de La Garde basilica, before a total lunar eclipse, in Marseille, southern France. (Claude Paris, AP)


A supermoon passes behind a clock on the Palace of Culture during a lunar eclipse in Warsaw, Poland. (Alik Keplicz, AP)

South Africa:

A so-called supermoon is seen during a lunar eclipse in Cape Town, South Africa, in the early hours of Monday. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

The United States of America:

The so-called supermoon passes behind the peak of the Washington Monument during a lunar eclipse. (J. David Ake, AP)

The Vatican:

Earth's shadow obscures part of a so-called Supermoon during a total lunar eclipse above St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican. (Alessandro Di Meo, AP)

WATCH MORE: Timelapse video shows 'Super Blood Moon' moving across night sky.

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