Blue moon: You capture a rare lunar event

The sight of a rare blue moon inspired photographers to point their cameras to the sky last night. A blue moon occurs when two full moons are visible within a single calendar month, with the second given the name.

The last blue moon appeared in 2012 with the next due in 2018.

Here is a selection of your pictures taken in the UK of the lunar event

A blue moon slowly rises over the Glastonbury Tor People gathered at Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, to catch a glimpse of the blue moon. Peter Millar was at the scene and shared this image.
An image of a blue moon Sam Roots took this picture of the blue moon in Oxfordshire. He shot this picture with a cold white balance to enhance the effect of the rare astronomical phenomenon.
A blue moon rise over the pier in Worthing Chris Nation, from Northern Lights enthusiasts aurora-addicts.com, took this picture of the blue moon. The moon rises over an amusement pier in Worthing, West Sussex
A close-up picture of the blue moon Meanwhile in Portsmouth Mark Botham sent us this close-up picture of the event. The moon's craters are visible
The blue moon disappeared behind hills in Lancashire. John Riding snapped this picture of the "rapidly disappearing" moon near Mossley in Greater Manchester. The rare spectacle can be seen over Britain's skies.
A blue moon looking over Twyford Downs Linda Enfield, from Shawford in Hampshire shared this image. The photograph showed the moon looking over Twyford Downs.
A blue moon looms over a Glasgow suburb In Glasgow John and Doreen McMaster noticed the blue moon was "bright". They decided to take this photograph to remember this occasion.

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