See the blue moon from around the world

While there are many full moons in a year, there's something special about the rare occurrence of a blue moon. We think you'll agree after seeing these photographs.

Rob Bright, equipped with a Pentax K-30 dSLR, captured this image of a passing airplane's vapor trail seen over the 2013 blue moon in Hastingwood, U.K. Rob Bright

If you missed Tuesday's blue moon, don't worry. We've compiled some sensational shots of the rare event from around the world.

It's really something to witness the beauty of Earth's nearest neighbor from locales such as Atacama Desert in South America and ancient island peaks in Italy. Regardless of the setting and the backdrop, one constant remains: a bright, full moon that captivated countless photographers.

Want to learn more about this astronomical event? My Crave colleague Tim Hornyak breaks down the unusual history of the phrase "blue moon" in a very informative post.

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