Blood red ‘supermoon’ stuns stargazers across West Yorkshire

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Rare and stunning pictures of the first blood red “supermoon” phenomenon in 30 years have been captured by stargazers.

Amateur astronomers across the district watched the skies this morning (Monday) after light created from a lunar eclipse gave off a red glow as it shone across the moon.

The light was created by the moon’s perigee, when it is closest to the Earth and looks bigger and brighter.

It is the first time the perigee coincided with a lunar eclipse, where the moon is covered by the Earth’s shadow, since 1982.

The phenomenon began at 1.10am in the UK and the moon was completely shadowed from 3.11am until 4.24am, and finally emerged at 6.24am.

Astronomers say the event will not occur again until 2033.

This rare picture of the “supermoon” glowing red and the lunar eclipse was taken by Rosemary Tatchell in Hubberton, Sowerby Bridge.

Did you see the blood red moon? Send us your pictures by email and we’ll publish a selection of the best.