‘Super Blood Moon’: Dramatic Photos Emerge of Annual Lunar Eclipse Around the World

‘Super Blood Moon’: Dramatic Photos Emerge of Annual Lunar Eclipse Around the World

- A 'super blood moon' appeared in the sky on Wednesday, dazzling audiences across the globe

- The stunning visual spectacle occurred as a lunar eclipse coincided with a supermoon

- Briefly News compiled some of our favourite images from the rare natural phenomenon

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A 'super blood moon' appeared in the sky early on Wednesday but only some parts of the world caught a rare glimpse of the natural phenomenon.

Supermoons only happen a few times each year and are the biggest and brightest full moons of ever to grace the night sky. They are roughly 7% bigger and 15% brighter than your usual full moon.

‘Super Blood Moon’: Dramatic Photos From Around the World of Annual Lunar Eclipse
The super blood moon could be seen all over the world. Images: Getty
Source: Getty Images

Wednesday's moon is also referred to as the 'flower moon' because it appears in the springtime. While the event seems somewhat mystical, the occurrence of a supermoon actually has a very simple cause - the moon is at the closest point in its orbit to Earth.

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The event coincided with a total lunar eclipse and the moon took on a reddish hue in parts of the world, hence the nickname 'super blood moon'.

Some breathtaking images of the event were caught on camera. Check out some of the images below:

‘Super Blood Moon’: Dramatic Photos From Around the World of Annual Lunar Eclipse
Countries in the Asian Pacific Rim, including China and Indonesia, saw the eclipse just after moonrise. Images: Getty
Source: Getty Images

‘Super Blood Moon’: Dramatic Photos From Around the World of Annual Lunar Eclipse
Italy had some of the world's best views of the total lunar eclipse. Images: Getty
Source: Getty Images

Wednesday's full moon was the second supermoon of 2021 - the first was in April - and also this year's last.

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Meanwhile in other world news of the strange variety, Briefly News previously reported that people in the city of Coober Pedy had to move their dwelling places underground due to the scorching sun above ground that is not fit for their habitation.

According to Myth and Fact on Twitter, the city is built under the ground like normal cities above it. In the pictures shared, the underground city had churches, eateries, bars and other building structures for different purposes.

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Mixed reactions have however greeted the post about the Coober Pedy people of Australia. Many people found it unbelievable and expressed shock that such a city is in existence.

@GideonNkeme thought:

"Probably gonna be the future reality of more cities if global warming continues at this rate."

@Pouchon34687536 said:

"Hnmm it's almost like the people living there were not meant to be in that type of environment, could it be because their lack of melanin? How strange!"

@EslaK_Version wrote:

"This is Unbelievable "Australian cherish human's Life."

Coober Pedy, according to Wikipedia, is also known as Opal City of the World by virtue of the large number of opals mined in the city. The city of over a thousand people gets its water supply through bores which are managed by District Council.

During summertime, its above-ground temperature exceeds 40 °C (104 °F).

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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