Across the UK and as far afield as Australia, Africa and much of Asia, stargazers gathered on Tuesday evening to view a partial lunar eclipse.
With clear skies across much of the country, here’s how people viewed the cosmic spectacle.
Clear skies across much of the country gave people a stunning view of the phenomenon, including in London, Yorkshire and at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, Sun and Moon are almost exactly in line and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun.
The Moon is full, moves into the shadow of the Earth and dims dramatically but usually remains visible, lit by sunlight that passes through the Earth’s atmosphere.
One Twitter user wrote: “So 50 years since the best achievement for spacefaring that man has achieved thus far, Apollo 11’s launch 50 years today, is celebrated with a partial lunar eclipse. Just brilliant. Absolutely fantastic.”