Blue supermoon: Stunning pictures capture lunar event around the world | Science & Tech News
Stunning pictures have captured the rare blue supermoon over the UK and other locations throughout the world.
The moon appeared larger than usual as it shone in the night sky on Wednesday night, peaking around 2.35am on Thursday in the UK.
While the moon is typically around 252,088 miles away at its furthest point from Earth, the supermoon was closer at 222,043 miles away, making it appear bigger in the sky.
Unlike its name suggests a blue moon is not named after the colour but instead refers to the second full moon in a calendar month.
Most months only have one full moon, so a second is a rare event, occurring approximately once every two or three years.
Everything you need to know about this week’s rare blue supermoon