IRISH skygazers are being treated to a once in a lifetime display this evening thanks to the so-called 'super blue blood moon'.
The spectacle is caused by a blue moon – Ireland's second this month – coinciding with a super moon, which is when a new or full moon occurs at the same time as its closest approach to Earth.
As a result, the moon appears around a third brighter and 14 percent bigger than usual.
The last time this so-called 'trifecta' occurred was all the way back in 1866.
The sight will be visible in Ireland and the UK until around 8am on Thursday morning, with the best viewing time sometime after midnight.
Check out some of the amazing images below...
— Éadaoin (@adaoin2) January 31, 2018
The Full Moon rising above the Baily lighthouse in Howth from Sandymount strand this evening. #FullMoon #SuperBlueBloodMoon #Dublin #Ireland #Bailylighthouse #Howth #Sandymount #supermoon #BloodMoon #BlueMoon #LoveDublin pic.twitter.com/HP07yppIBE
— David Costello (@DavidCostelloDC) January 31, 2018
— John Boyle (@johnboyle52) January 31, 2018
— C103 (@C103Cork) January 31, 2018
Moon ?tonight in east Belfast pic.twitter.com/0nIWnSnOZL
— ? chelsea451 ? (@chelseablue451) January 31, 2018
— The Fake Robert (@The_Fake_Robert) January 31, 2018
Blue moon in Dublin pic.twitter.com/Hu9Yxwr3Jf
— Edel Harper aka latimer fritchley (@LATIME64) January 31, 2018