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Stunning pictures as stargazers enjoy super blood moon

The moon is seen through clouds behind the radio telescope RT-70 in the village of Molochnoye, Crimea May 16, 2022
The moon is seen through clouds behind the radio telescope RT-70 in the village of Molochnoye, Crimea May 16, 2022   -   Copyright  Credit: Reuters
By Euronews

Stargazers in parts of Europe and elsewhere around the world have been enjoying the rare sight of a super blood moon.

On Monday, there was a lunar eclipse, which happens when Earth passes directly between the moon and the sun.

It sees a shadow cast over the moon, turning it a shade of dark red. 

The eclipse -- which was a full one for North and South America but a partial one for eastern Europe -- combined with a super moon. This is when the Earth is at its closest to the moon, meaning the latter appears larger. 

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A full moon rises above the iconic Haghia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, early Monday, May 16, 2022.Credit: Mucahid Yapici/AP
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A full moon rises above the historical city centre of Mardin, famous with its stone houses, in southeastern Turkey, early Monday, May 16, 2022Credit: AP Photo
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A lunar eclipse is seen behind a cyclist during the first blood moon of the year, in Irwindale, Calif., Sunday, May 15, 2022Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu/Copyright @ Ringo Chiu Photography. All Rights Reserved.
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The moon during an eclipse above the Salgo Castle as viewed from Salgotarjan, Hungary, early Monday, May 16, 2022Credit: AP Photo
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The moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Skopje, on May 16, 2022.Credit: AFP