once in a blood moon
In the early hours of this morning, half of the world bore witness to a 'blood moon', whereby the occurrence of a supermoon and lunar eclipse coincide to give a supersized moon an orange-red hue.
The last time this rare phenomenon happened was in 1982 and the next time will be in 2033, so those who set their alarms for a super early wake-up were well rewarded.
But don't be too disappointed if you missed it - you can always count on Instagram to keep you visually informed. Here are some of our favourite shots from around the world...
A photo posted by Konsta Punkka (@kpunkka) on
I was driving home from a great photo shoot this evening, and witnessed this happening, as it literally rose up out of our horizon. I must have been under a rock this weekend (or buried in house projects and not reading the news) but I had no idea there was a blood-super-moon-eclipse due to happen tonight. So when I saw this rising over the mountains, I couldn't pull out of traffic fast enough to capture it. I usually only have my cell phone camera with me these days, but tonight I actually had my good camera - and while its no where near as cool as several of the shots I've seen online (and probably could have been improved a hundred different ways), I was able to capture this from where I was. What a sight to see in person. #nofilter #canon5dmarkiii #supermoon2015 #eclipse #arizona #jenniferbowenphotography #Scottsdale #bloodmoon #azcentral A photo posted by Jennifer Bowen (@jennifer_bowen_az) on
New York City, USA
A photo posted by Gary Hershorn (@garyhershorn) on
Buenos Aires, Argentina
#EclipseLunar La luna roja nos alumbra con su energia. #luna #eclipse #night #stars #planetario #buenosaires #argentina #palermo #redmoon #energy #love #planetas #sistemasolar A photo posted by Yamil Jara (@yamil2017) on
You guys have probably seen thousands of pictures of this but hey its look HD here A photo posted by Brendan McElligott (@mc.something) on
Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
Cape Town, South Africa!
Here is my moon, it's little and blurry... But still good. Yeah still good. ? A photo posted by arielle thomson (@elleirathomson) on