Blood Super Moon Paints The Sky Red

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Missed the 'Blood Moon'? Here are some of the best pictures of the supermoon lunar eclipse 2015 from around the world...

In the early hours of Sunday night/Monday morning, it was the darkest night and the brightest, just minutes apart. Why? The moon was eclipsed as the earth was positioned between it and the sun – which made the sky go an incredible copper colour.

Yep, sky-watchers from North and South America to western Europe have been enjoying a rare astronomical event in which the moon has appeared to redden in the night’s sky – and it's being called a 'blood moon'. It’s the result of a rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year.

Here are some of the best pictures of the supermoon lunar eclipse 2015...

Glastonbury, England:

Picture: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

Picture: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Cologne, Germany:

Picture: Rolf Vennenbernd/Getty Images

Denver, Colorado:

Picture: Bill Ingalls/Getty Images

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London, England:

Picture: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images

Las Vegas, Nevada:

Picture: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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