Stargazers out to see red supermoon

This stunning picture of the Super Blood Moon was taken at Pakenham Mill by Chris Carroll-Davis. ANL-150928-171944001
This stunning picture of the Super Blood Moon was taken at Pakenham Mill by Chris Carroll-Davis. ANL-150928-171944001

Stargazers ventured out into the cold in the early hours of Sunday to catch a glimpse of a rare astronomical event.

The Super Blood Moon, created by the coincidence of a supermoon and a lunar eclipse, was visible in the skies over the UK for around three hours.

Julia Brookes took a series of photographs of the supermoon from her back garden in Raedwald Drive, Bury St Edmunds. ANL-150928-171955001

Julia Brookes took a series of photographs of the supermoon from her back garden in Raedwald Drive, Bury St Edmunds. ANL-150928-171955001

It was the first of its kind since 1982 and won’t be seen again until 2033.

People across West Suffolk were out in the clear night with their cameras at around 3am to watch the spectacular Blood Moon, named for its reddish colour as the Earth’s shadow passes over it.

A supermoon occurs when a full or new moon makes its closest approach to the Earth, making it look bigger and brighter than usual.

Julia Brookes took a series of photographs of the supermoon from her back garden in Raedwald Drive, Bury St Edmunds. ANL-150928-172008001

Julia Brookes took a series of photographs of the supermoon from her back garden in Raedwald Drive, Bury St Edmunds. ANL-150928-172008001

Stephanie Holland took this snap of the supermoon in Bury St Edmunds. ANL-150928-172019001

Stephanie Holland took this snap of the supermoon in Bury St Edmunds. ANL-150928-172019001