‘Super blood moon’ rises over ancient Greek ruins of Corinth

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Thousands of stargazers looked to the sky as Wednesday night’s full moon passed through its closest point to Earth while also coinciding with a lunar eclipse.

Many had cameras ready to capture the rare orange-red moon dubbed “super blood moon.” The eclipse means the moon was bathed in a deep reddish glow for at least a few hours.

The event itself was best viewed in parts of South America, Australia and south-east Asia, but European countries such as Greece were also lucky enough to get a look at it.

Here are some of the best pictures from Australia and Greece:

Greece:

The supermoon rises behind Palamidi castle in Nafplio, Greece. Photograph: Bougiotis Evagelos/EPA.

Australia:

The Super Moon appears behind the Sydney Opera House. Photo: Reuters/Loren Elliott.
The full moon rises near Parliament House in Canberra. Photo: AAP/Lukas Coch.

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