Blood moon: Your pictures of super lunar eclipse over Lincoln

Stargazers across Lincoln have been sending in their stunning photographs of the blood red ‘supermoon’ in the skies above the city in the early hours of Monday, September 28.

Photo: Wayne Trigg

Photo: Wayne Trigg

A blood moon is the combination of a ‘supermoon’ – when a new or full moon is at its closest to the Earth – and a full lunar eclipse, when the Earth’s shadow obscures the moon.

A view from Skellingthorpe. Photo: Andy White

A view from Skellingthorpe. Photo: Andy White

The last time a supermoon coincided with a lunar eclipse was in 1982 and the event will not be repeated until 2033.

The moon viewed from Welton. Photo: Carron Smith

The moon viewed from Welton. Photo: Carron Smith

Blood moon is not a scientific term, but certain Biblical groups believe that the phenomenon heralds the beginning of the apocalypse.

Taken at 3.40am. Photo: Emily Bennett

Taken at 3.40am. Photo: Emily Bennett

If those fringe groups are to be believed, no-one will live to see the next blood supermoon.

Photo: Claire Hartley

Photo: Claire Hartley

However, NASA has played down these fears, and its website says: “NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.

“In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.”

Photos: Sara Khan

Photos: Sara Khan