Supermoon casting shadows over Whitby

Full moon over whitby with captain cook monument
Full moon over whitby with captain cook monument

Nocturnal sky gazers in Whitby would have witnessed a rare celestial event in the early hours of this morning (Monday).

A supermoon and lunar eclipse was visible from around 1am as the moon was in its closest part of orbit to the Earth.

It made the moon appear larger in the sky and red in colour. It is the first time it has been observed since 1982 and is not thought to be returning before 2033.

Gazette photographer, Gary Simpson, captured it with some familiar shadows in the background.