A lunar eclipse coincides with a so-called “supermoon” in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. Sky-watchers around the world are in for a treat Sunday night and Monday when the shadow of Earth casts a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year
The supermoon rises east of the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with its perigee, its closest approach to the Earth. Last night’s was the third of 2014, a frequency unlikely to happen again until 2034
An airplane passes a full moon as it makes its approach to Philadelphia International Airport, in Philadelphia. Monday night’s full moon, also known as a Harvest Moon, will be the third and final “supermoon” of 2014
The supermoon behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro
An aeroplane flies past the moon near Madrid, Spain, early on Monday. The ‘supermoon’ filled the sky on June 23 and looked 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal, which is the closest approach to Earth.