Super blood moon: Stunning images snapped from Linslade garden

The last eclipse of its kind occurred 33 years ago

The last eclipse of its kind occurred 33 years ago

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Monday morning’s ‘super blood moon’ was captured by Tom Daly– who snapped these impressive images from his back garden in Derwent Road, Linslade.

Tom stayed up through the night to watch the rare celestial event, which occurred as the Moon was on its closest orbit to Earth at the same time as a full lunar eclipse.

Stage one of the 'super blood moon'

Stage one of the 'super blood moon'

He took these photos using his homemade telescope between 2am and 4am.

Tom told the LBO: “It was actually very small in the sky and not as big as it appears in pictures.

“I’m really pleased with how the photographs came out as you have no idea how they will look when you are snapping away.

“I got a coffee and waited– it started around half past one and finally finished at 4.30am-5am.

Stage two of the 'super blood moon'

Stage two of the 'super blood moon'

“It was a very slow process.”

Britons will have to wait until January 2019 for the next visible lunar eclipse– though a supermoon will not coincide with this until 2033.

Stage three of the 'super blood moon'

Stage three of the 'super blood moon'