From Greece to Abu Dhabi, Australia and Iraq, a breathtaking bloodmoon shone on Friday night that was as spectacular as it was rare.
It marked the beginning of the longest total lunar eclipse we will experience. See this century by passing between the sun and the earth for a total of 103 minutes.
Honored by Professor Andrew Coats of the Mullard Space Science Laboratory as "True Heavenly Delight" and "Freak of Nature" by space journalist Sarah Crouddas, she lived up to her claim.
A Bloodmoon is actually a Lunar Eclipse – caused by Earth passing between Moon and Sun.
Only light that breaks through The earth's atmosphere manages to reach the moon, and everything outside the red wavelengths is scattered so that the moon looks blood red.
An incredibly stormy ending of a week of record-breaking heat made such views difficult in the UK
Stargazers remained disappointed
But Sky News has collected some of the most eye-catching footage from around the world that you can enjoy.
:: As it happens: "Freak of nature" blood moon lights sky
The moon rises in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
This was the view in Thymari near Athens
Cairo was a source of some of the best shots
Moon over the Wilayah Mosque in Kuala Lumpur