‘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

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:

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

Content image - Phnom Penh Post