YOUR PICTURES: Super Blood Moon captured over Merseyside

Wirral Super Blood Moon. CREDIT: Tom Munns

Wirral Super Blood Moon. CREDIT: Tom Munns

Last night saw a rare Super Blood Moon over Merseyside and incase you missed it, here are some of the best stunning pictures below.

A super blood moon is when a lunar eclipse coincides with a supermoon – when the moon looks about 14% larger and 30% brighter.

The earth blocks sunlight from a unusual larger and brighter moon, as the sunlight is scattered through earth atmosphere, the light dispersers into a reddish colour, casting a red tint onto the moon.

READ MORE: 6 things you need to know about the Lunar Eclipse

Super Blood Moon over Leasowe on Wirral. Credit: Tom Munns & Sean Reed

Super Blood Moon over Leasowe on Wirral. Credit: Tom Munns & Sean Reed

Sean Reed

Sean Reed

Helen Whitehead

Helen Whitehead – Sent in to our Facebook page.

The last super blood moon happened in 1982 and it won’t happen again until 2033, although we are due another regular Lunar Eclipse in 2019.

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