10 places you should have been to see the blood moon in all its glory
The UK was not one of those places, unfortunately.
Those in the UK hoping to catch a glimpse of the blood moon had their plans scuppered by cloudy weather, so where should you have been to witness the event?
These pictures were taken in Melbourne, Australia, where the blood moon had no problems with visibility.
Blood Moon with Mars view from my backyard ⭐️💫 pic.twitter.com/31VLoKaxDb— Olga Morales (@AstroGann33) July 27, 2018
No issues in Rome – who’s that peering around the Colosseum? It’s the blood moon!
Mars was also visible in plenty of pictures, such as these from Hammanskraal, South Africa.
Here, the blood moon hides very poorly behind a house in Germany. We can see you, moon.
The Philippines also witnessed the moon and Mars in the night sky.
Switzerland got an eyeful of moon too.
How about these images from Cape Town, South Africa? They wouldn’t look out of place in a sci-fi movie.
The moon was certainly pictured in some wonderful places. While Stonehenge missed out, the Temple of Poseidon in Greece did not.
People of Portugal, look the other way!
And of course those on the International Space Station were very well placed indeed.
Just took a photo of the #LunarEclipse from the @Space_Station. Tricky to capture. The slight hue of blue is actually the Earth's atmosphere, just before the Moon is "diving into it". #Horizons pic.twitter.com/X8r7puloQl— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) July 27, 2018