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‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ seen from Cambodia

The 'Super Blue Blood Moon' pictured from Phnom Penh last night.
The unusual Moon pictured from Phnom Penh last night. Heng Chivoan

‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ seen from Cambodia

A 'Super Blue Blood Moon' was seen over Cambodia last night, with the Moon appearing brighter than usual and tinged a dusty brown colour.

Visible across Australasia, North America, the Middle East and parts of Europe and Africa, three phenomena coincided yesterday, according to the US space agency NASA: a 'supermoon', when the Moon is closer to the Earth in its orbit, making it seem brighter; a 'blue moon', which is the common term for the second full moon of the month; and a lunar eclipse, when the moon passes into the Earth's shadow, causing its reddish colour.

This photograph was taken from Phnom Penh at 7pm yesterday evening. Did you get a good shot of the Moon? Send it to [email protected] with your name and location and we will feature it here.

Pictures taken in Kampot by Gee Jay:

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