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IN PICTURES: Best photos of the super blue blood moon over Italy

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IN PICTURES: Best photos of the super blue blood moon over Italy
The moon over Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Palermo, Sicily. Photo: gerlos/Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0
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Italy was at its scenic best in the light of the "super blue blood moon" on Wednesday night.

The rare phenomenon occurs when a total lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon fall on the same night. A blue moon occurs when a full moon occurs twice in one calendar month, and a supermoon is seen when the moon is closest to the earth. When the moon is fully eclipsed, it often looks red – a phenomenon called a blood moon.

The effect, which hasn't been visible in the western hemisphere for more than 150 years, was a gift for sky-watchers and photographers alike. 

Here are some of our favourite shots of the super blue blood moon over Italy.

Notaresco, Abruzzo

 

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Positano, Amalfi Coast


Castel del Monte, Apulia


Recanati, Marche


Assisi, Umbria

 

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Castello Carafa, Calabria

 

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Taranto, Apulia


Roseto degli Abruzzi, Abruzzo

 

Corigliano Calabro, Calabria

 

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Chieti, Abruzzo

 

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St Peter's Square, the Vatican

 

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