Stargazers were treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called ‘supermoon’ early on Monday morning.

Watch the rare blood-red supermoon rise in the UK and travel across the world’s night sky

The return from a total lunar eclipse to a moon is seen in the dark sky in Essen, Germany (Photo: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The total lunar eclipse of the supermoon was captured rising towards Beach Head in Worthing, as well as in Lisbon, Paris, Athens and Boston, USA.

The rare event, also called ‘Blood Moon’, began at 02:47 GMT and lasted for about one hour and 12 minutes.

It was the first time the events have made an appearance together since 1982.

              The supermoon rises behind Glastonbury Tor (Photo: Matt Cardy / Getty)

It will not happen again until 2033.

When a full moon makes its closest approach to Earth, it appears slightly bigger and brighter than usual and has a reddish hue.

That coincides with a full lunar eclipse where the moon, Earth and sun are lined up, with Earth’s shadow totally obscuring the moon.

Source: Video: Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015: the blood-red eclipse captured from around the world – Telegraph