Moon shine! The North East sees in the start of the week with a red moon rising

Durham Cathedral bathed in the light of the Super Moon Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

It was in the early hours of this morning that the skies above the North East were bathed in the light of the Super Moon.

The moon appeared much larger and brighter in the sky, being at its closest point to the earth in its orbit.

That coincided with a lunar eclipse - an event that won't happen again until 2033.

The red colour of the eclipse is caused by sunlight being scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere - caused by the planet moving directly between the sun and the moon.

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Super Moon as seen in Brampton Credit: Paul Grindley
The lunar eclipse: from the dark sky discovery observatory at Battlesteads Credit: @darksky_obs/