In Pictures: Lunar eclipse and the rare super blood wolf moon

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The rare appearance 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.

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Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event was down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning (Peter Byrne/PA)

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The moon could be seen next to the eye of one of The Kelpies near Falkirk (Andrew Milligan/PA)

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And the red tinge to the sky was particularly clear over Ashford in Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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The Earth’s shadow begins to fall across a super blood wolf moon (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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A super blood wolf moon occurs when a blood moon and supermoon occur simultaneously (Peter Byrne/PA)

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A super blood wolf moon over the peace statue on Brighton seafront (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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It was best seen from the UK at around 5.10am – providing clouds did not obstruct the view (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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The moon is seen in its waxing gibbous stage as it rises behind the Empire State Building in New York (Julio Cortez/AP)

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The total lunar eclipse, seen from Los Angeles (Ringo HW Chiu/AP)

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This combination photo shows the different stages of the blood moon and supermoon during the total lunar eclipse in Los Angeles (Ringo HW Chiu/PA)

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The lunar eclipse progresses behind statues on the roof of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia (Dmitri Lovetsky/AP)

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