Super ‘Blood Moon’ Paints The Sky Red. [PHOTOS]

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  • You won’t get to see this sight till 2033.

  • The eclipse lasted for more than an hour and was visible from North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of Asia.

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France, Blood moon paints the sky red
FRANCE: The moon shone a vibrant shade of red as it was seen over a statue on the Alexander III Bridge in Paris

Sky-watchers around the world were treated when the shadow of Earth cast a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year.

The total “supermoon” lunar eclipse, also known as a “blood moon” is one that appears bigger and brighter than usual as it reaches the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth.

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The eclipse lasted for more than an hour and was visible from North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of Asia.

The world was in for a blockbuster on Sunday night when a total lunar eclipse shared the stage with a supermoon on Sunday night.

Germany, Blood moon paints the sky red

A ‘super blood moon’ appeared in the skies across the world last night for the first time in 30 years.

The eerie light created from the lunar eclipse with the moon near to its closest point to the Earth delighted astronomers while filling others with dread.

Some religious groups and believers in astrology were convinced the spectacle is a sign that the End of Days was approaching.  

The four blood moons occured in roughly six-month intervals on the following dates: April 15, 2014; October 8, 2014; April 4, 2015, and September 28, 2015. With that frequency, one might be misled into thinking that they are commonplace. There are about two lunar eclipses per year, NASA says.

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What causes a blood red moon?
This is the blood moon meaning: Earth’s shadow is red at the edges for the same reason a sunset is red: When sunlight is scattered by passing through Earth’s atmosphere, the other colors of the spectrum are removed. In a solar eclipse, the moon casts its shadow on Earth.

We have attached blood moon pictures for your sight.

Portugal, Blood moon paints the sky red

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UK, Blood moon paints the sky red

Over the hill: The supermoon rises behind Glastonbury Tor, England. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Over the hill: The supermoon rises behind Glastonbury Tor, England. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
GERMANY: The supermoon is seen over a statue of Emperor Wilhelm in the city of Koblenz. The last time a supermoon and lunar eclipse coincided was in 1982.
GERMANY: The supermoon is seen over a statue of Emperor Wilhelm in the city of Koblenz. The last time a supermoon and lunar eclipse coincided was in 1982.
USA: Beach goers take photos of the supermoon from the water off Padre Island Balli park in Corpus Christi, Texas
USA: Beach goers take photos of the supermoon from the water off Padre Island Balli park in Corpus Christi, Texas

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