The last Blue Moon of the year crossed the night sky yesterday evening. It reached its peak brightness last night. The Blue Moon is also known as the May Flower Moon, a name given to each May Full Moon. This astronomical spectacle of nature is a seasonal Blue Moon which means it is the third of four full moons in one season. But what were the best photographs taken of this incredible phenomenon?
Photos of the Blue Moon which emerged last night have surfaced from across the globe.
The first photo was taken in Sydney, Australia and features a commercial airline which was seen during the rise of the full moon.
The commercial airline was captured whilst crossing the Sydney’s city centre in the early hours of today.
Another incredible image that was captured of the May Flower Moon was taken in New York City.
The photograph was taken in New York City and shows the moon during its rise last night.
The main feature of the image is the Statue of Liberty which is between the camera and the moon and creates the effect of a halo around the head of the Statue of Liberty, as the full moon rises behind her.
This amazing image was captured a number of times throughout the night with the moon migrating around the Statue of Liberty depending on the time and how high the moon has risen into the sky.
An impressive photograph was taken at the US-Mexico border last night of the moon.
The border which has been a subject of much discussion ever since Donald Trump first launched his presidential campaign, is depicted with the full moon behind it.
This section of the border in Sunland Park, New Mexico is one of the locations where approximately 1,000 migrants per day are released by authorities in the El Paso sector of the border, amid a surge of asylum seekers arriving at the Southern border.
The image shows the barrier and train tracks sat beneath the full moon which shines brightly.
A photograph from North Macedonia also captures the stunning beauty of the astronomical phenomenon.
The image was taken in the sky over Skoje last night and features a moon with a pinkish tinge in many of the pictures.
Stunning photographs of the moon were also captured in Indonesia during Vesak Day celebrations.
The full moon was seen at Borobudur temple during celebrations for Vesak Day on May 18, 2019 in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.
Buddhists in Indonesia celebrated Vesak at the Borobudur temple annually, which is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Indonesia.
The celebration is observed during the full moon in May or June, with the ceremony centered at three Buddhist temples by walking from Mendut to Pawon and ending at Borobudur.
The stages of life of Buddhism’s founder, Gautama Buddha, which are celebrated at Vesak are: his birth, enlightenment to Nirvana, and his passing, called Parinirvana.
An image taken on the Island of Euboea in Greece also shows the beauty of the Blue Moon last night.
Although there are clouds which disrupt a clear view of the moon rising over Nea Artaki, Chalkida, the setting is beautiful and represents a wonderful image of this special event.
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