A blood red moon was captured by a photographer as it loomed over the Manhattan skyline behind the new World Trade Center building in New York. Jennifer Khordi reportedly had been waiting for two years to capture the moment.
The New Jersey-based photographer took the images from a high vantage point in a state park that lies 25 miles away from New York City. Khordi told the Daily Mail that she was lucky to have had a "clear night, clear air, little haze and no clouds" as she took the shot.
"I calculated the trajectory of the moon from that vantage point [in New Jersey]," she told the Daily Mail. "I've been shooting the moon for two years now and I knew the exact minute the moon would be behind the building."
In September last year, sky-watchers around the world got a treat when the supermoon total lunar eclipse — a rare astronomical event — was visible. It became a "super blood moon" when the shadow of Earth cast a reddish glow on the moon as a result of a rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year.