See images of super blue blood moon over Suffolk

Rising Super Moon at Levington Creek. Picture: PAUL TEMPLETON

Rising Super Moon at Levington Creek. Picture: PAUL TEMPLETON - Credit: Paul Templeton

Breathtaking images were captured tonight of a ‘super blue blood moon’ illuminating the skies of Suffolk.

The super blue moon behind the silhouette of Sailing Barge Victor at Pin Mill. Picture: ANTHONY CULL

The super blue moon behind the silhouette of Sailing Barge Victor at Pin Mill. Picture: ANTHONY CULLEN - Credit: ANTHONY CULLEN

Photographs of the rare celestial sight, which last happened 152 years ago, were taken in Darsham, Pin Mill and Sudbury.

The super blue blood moon over Sudbury Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The super blue blood moon over Sudbury Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The January 31 moon is ‘blue’ because it is the second full moon in a calender month, and it is ‘super’ because it is unusually close to Earth, meaning it appears around 14% bigger and 30% brighter.

Amazingly, this will occur on the same night as a total lunar eclipse, when the sun, moon and Earth are aligned. This gives the moon a red - or ‘blood’ - tinge as it is blocked from sunlight.

Richard Jones, a forecaster for Weatherquest, said the optimum time for viewing the phenomenon in Suffolk was between 5pm and 7pm, when the moon was at its largest and lowest in the sky.

The super blue moon in Darsham. Picture: SIAN NEW

The super blue moon in Darsham. Picture: SIAN NEW - Credit: SIAN NEW


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Mr Jones added: “With clear skies it should look quite impressive.”

Tonight's full supermoon. Picture: MARK HUNTER

Tonight's full supermoon. Picture: MARK HUNTER - Credit: Mark Hunter

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Supermoon about to rise above the tree line. Picture: PAUL TEMPLETON

Supermoon about to rise above the tree line. Picture: PAUL TEMPLETON - Credit: Paul Templeton

Supermoon just about to rise abover the trees. Picture: PAUL TEMPLETON

Supermoon just about to rise abover the trees. Picture: PAUL TEMPLETON - Credit: Paul Templeton

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