Supermoon 2018 photos
A full moon rises behind blocks of flats in north London, Britain, January 31, 2018.Reuters

With the cameras in their hands and heads held high, January 31 saw people throng to their rooftops to catch the rare celestial phenomenon dubbed as the Supermoon 2018.

The beautiful sight watched the convergence of three rare events coming together – supermoon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse – which happened for the first time in 150 years. The phenomenon is known as the Lunar Trilogy.

Also read: Super Blue Blood Moon: What makes this event rare and special?

During a Lunar eclipse, the moon comes under the shadow of the earth. During this time, the moon, the sun and the Earth comes in one line – with the planet coming in the centre. A Blue Moon is termed as the second full moon of the month and takes places once in two-and-a-half years. Whereas a supermoon watches the moon is the closest to the earth and coincides with a full moon.

As seen by many, the moon on Jan 31 transformed from white to red and back to its original colour in the span of approximately three hours.

While the Eastern part of the Earth slept watching the Supermoon, most people in the West pulled an all-nighter to watch the moon go red. In India, the moon entered the penumbra about 4:22 pm IST. The moon turned completely red between 6:20 and 6:30 and it left the penumbra around 9:30 pm IST.

The rare sight served as an amazing Instagram moment and photographers did not hold back. Here are a few stunning captures from the celestial event taken from India, Russia, New York, San Diego, Singapore and more:

Supermoon 2018 photos
A full moon is seen behind the business tower Lakhta Centre, which is under construction in St. Petersburg, Russia January 31, 2018.Reuters
Supermoon 2018 photos
A full moon rises behind St. Sava temple in Belgrade, Serbia, January 31, 2018.Reuters
Supermoon 2018 photos
The "Super Blue Blood Moon" sets behind the Staten Island Ferry, seen from Brooklyn, New York, U.S., January 31, 2018.Reuters
Supermoon 2018 photos
A lunar eclipse of a full "Blue Moon" is seen above the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 31, 2018.Reuters

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