Eclipse 2019: INCREDIBLE pictures show ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ from around the world

A lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth passes directly between the sun and moon. This has combined with a ‘supermoon’, when the moon is unusually close to Earth, to create tonight’s spectacle. There won’t be another full lunar eclipse until May 2021.

Astronomer Tom Kerss, from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, commented: “We’re going into this unusual lull in total lunar eclipses over the next couple of years.

“So this is a really good one to catch as it’s going to be a long time before you catch another one like this – we will have other lunar eclipses, we just won’t have anything quite as spectacular until May 2021.”

Space enthusiasts around the world have been recording incredible images of the event.

In one photo, taken in the Balkan nation of North Macedonia, the Blood Moon can be seen glowing behind a church.

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A photo taken in Hull in northern England shows a statue silhouetted against the moon.

In another from Huddersfield, also in the UK, the reddish glow of the Blood Moon can clearly be seen behind a building.

The last full lunar eclipse took place in July 2018.

Unlike with a solar eclipse, when the moon moves between the Earth and sun, a lunar eclipse is safe to view with the naked eye.

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A separate photo, also taken in Hull, shows the reddish glimmer of the Moon behind a tower block.

Stunning pictures show the Blood Moon over North America.

In one, taken in Ciudad Juarez Mexico, shows the Blood Moon behind a Christian cross.

Another shows the Moon over Manhattan Island, New York City, ahead of the eclipse’s arrival.

In some parts of the world, a Blood Moon is seen as a bad omen.

Some Christian conspiracists think a Blood Moon is an apocalyptic sign from the heavens.

The bizarre theory gained traction thanks to a ‘Blood Moon Prophecy’ touted by American pastors Mark Biltz and John Hagee in 2014.

Native American folklore states the Moon has 20 wives and numerous pets such as lions and snakes.

When the moon failed to bring them enough food, they attacked and made him bleed, the tail goes.