Some of the incredible 'Super Blood Moon' moments Australia missed last night

For the first time in decades, a “super moon” and lunar eclipse combined last night for a spectacular show.

Sadly, Australians missed out, as did doomsayers and Apocalypse fans who woke this morning to find the even passed without mishap.

Burbank, California

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The “blood moon” appeared in stages across the planet it reached its closest orbital point to Earth, called perigee.

Las Vegas, Nevada

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The “super moon” was 30 per cent brighter and 14 per cent larger than when at its furthest point from Earth, known as “apogee”.

Glastonbury Tor, England

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The red glow came due to the fact Earth was sitting in a straight line between the moon and the sun.

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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That meant most of the yellow-white light we usually see reflecting off the moon’s surface was blocked out, leaving just the red glow.

Denver, Colorado

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There’s been regular “blood moons”, but this was the first time in 33 years it has combined with a “super moon”.

Boston, Massachusetts

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The next event won’t happen until 2033.

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