Stargazers across the UK were out in the early hours to see a blood-red “supermoon” in the skies above Britain for the first time in 30 years.
Many in Huddersfield braved the night chill to capture some stunning images.
The eerie light created from a lunar eclipse with the moon near to its closest point to the Earth delighted amateur astronomers and photographers, while filling others with dread.
Some religious groups and believers in astrology were convinced it is a sign that the End of Days is approaching.
Gain Lee, a member of Huddersfield Astronomical Society, was among many to take photos.
He said: “A small group of astronomers from the region travelled to the moors and we watched the total eclipse of the Supermoon over the skies of Huddersfield.
“The gods were kind and the clouds stayed away for our night time mission.
“The usually very bright full moon of the month turned a deep, ruddy red for over an hour. The sublime view was made more enchanting by the Moon’s larger than normal appearance sinking swifly towards the western horizon.
“It was a most wonderful autumnal night experience enjoyed and shared with friends. Nature never fails to awe and inspire.”
Louise Galvin, of Almondbury, said: “I stayed out from 1am in my back garden. I was lucky enough to see another of these in April this year on a plane to Australia. Everything was upside down though!”
Another to capture the spectacle was Lesley Hall, who saw it at 3.20am above Holmfirth.
The spectacle began to unfold from 1.10am in the UK, with the “total” phase - when the moon is completely in shadow - lasting from 3.11am to 4.24am. It was to go on until the moon emerged from the Earth’s shadow at 6.24am.
When the moon is at perigee, its shortest distance from the Earth, it is 226,000 miles away and appears 14% larger and 30% brighter than when it is at its furthermost point.
The last time this coincided with a lunar eclipse, when the moon is covered by the Earth’s shadow, was in 1982 and the event will not be repeated until 2033.
During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a deep rusty red, due to sunlight being scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere.
Through the ages, so-called “blood moons” have been viewed as ill omens by superstitious people.
Anyone staying up to see the red moon was in for a “quite an unusual sight”, according to Society for Popular Astronomy vice president Robin Scagell.
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