Stunning photographs show supermoon suspended over Cromer Pier

The 'super blue blood moon' rising over Cromer Pier. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The 'super blue blood moon' rising over Cromer Pier. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Seemingly suspended above Cromer Pier this evening, a rare blue supermoon bathed stargazers in a soft glow, which reflected on the waves.

The 'super blue blood moon' rising over Cromer Pier. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The 'super blue blood moon' rising over Cromer Pier. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A blue moon, defined as the second full moon in a calendar month, rose in the sky today for the first time since July 2015.

But it was also a supermoon, meaning the Earth's natural satellite will appeared 14pc bigger and 30pc brighter as it reached its closest point to the globe.

Those lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the phenomenon did not let the wet weather across much of Norfolk dampen their hopes and flocked to a variety of vantage points to take in the view.

Dr Gregory Brown, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich , said: 'This full moon is unusual in that it is the second full moon of the month, when typically there is only one full moon per calendar month.'

The 'super blue blood moon' rising over Cromer Pier. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The 'super blue blood moon' rising over Cromer Pier. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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