Stargazers stayed up late across the globe in the hope of taking the perfect photo of the rare lunar phenomenon.

By Joe McDonough

Posted on February 1, 2018

The ultra-rare super blue blood moon caught the world’s imagination, with everyone from actual astronomers to novice stargazers turning to the sky overnight.

It is the first time since 1982 that the ‘lunar trifecta’ has occurred. That’s where the blue moon (second full moon of the month) turns reddish in hue (blood moon) because of the full lunar eclipse and appears bigger than usual because it is at its closest point to earth in its orbit (super moon).

So, it’s no wonder social media has gone into overdrive. Twitter users from across the globe flooded the social media platform with photos and time lapses of the phenomenon that won’t be visible for another two decades.

Here are our top picks…