The rare combination of a super blood wolf moon has given early risers a spectacular start to Monday.

Caused in part by a lunar eclipse, the phenomenon makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal.

While heavy cloud stopped some parts of the UK from seeing the sky clearly, other areas had a perfect view.

The moon could be seen next to the eye of one of The Kelpies near Falkirk Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA
And the red tinge to the sky was particularly clear over Ashford in Kent Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA
The Earth’s shadow begins to fall across a super blood wolf moon Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA
A super blood wolf moon occurs when a blood moon and supermoon occur simultaneously Credit: Peter Byrne/PA
A super blood wolf moon over the peace statue on Brighton seafront Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA
It was best seen from the UK at around 5.10am – providing clouds did not obstruct the view Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA
The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises behind the Empire State Building in New York Credit: Julio Cortez/AP
The total lunar eclipse, seen from Los Angeles Credit: Ringo HW Chiu/AP
This combination photo shows the different stages of the blood moon and supermoon during the total lunar eclipse in Los Angeles Credit: Ringo HW Chiu/PA
The lunar eclipse progresses behind statues on the roof of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia Credit: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP