Striking photos of the ‘not at all blue’ moon

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Striking photos of the ‘not at all blue’ moon

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On the last evening of July a second full moon occurred, which is called a blue moon. As the photos below show it has nothing to do with the colour blue, but was a spectacular phenomenon in the sky all around the world.

Loosely Row, near Princes Risborough, southeast England. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

A full moon rises behind a telecommunication tower over the Camlica Hill in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Blue moon seen next to the Statue of Liberty in New York. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

London, Britain. REUTERS/Neil Hall

The angel statue on top of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome is seen in silhouette in front of a full moon, known as the Blue Moon, on July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

A cyclist rides his mountain bike as a full moon rises in a park in Rome, Italy. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Leaves in silhouette against a full moon, over north London, Britain. REUTERS/Neil Hall