From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its way across the skies on Sunday and Monday.

The supermoon, also known as a blood moon, was produced when the shadow of Earth cast a reddish glow on the moon, the result of a rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year.

For more than an hour on Sunday night and early on Monday morning, Earth’s shadow blanketed the full moon as the planet passed between the sun and the moon.

The brilliant white glow of the moon slowly transformed into a dim red, a colouring caused by Earth’s atmosphere scattering sunlight into the shadow.

Here are some images from across the world: 

Source: b'People set up their cameras as they wait for the supermoon in Madrid, Spain\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'The moon is partly covered by clouds as it rises above the skyline of Frankfurt, Germany'
Source: b'The rising supermoon is seen behind the weathercock of the church of Saint-Hilaire in the village of Saint-Fiacre-sur-Maine near Nantes, western France'
Source: b"India's national emblem is seen in front of the supermoon in New Delhi"
Source: b'The supermoon rises behind one of the seven statues by spanish artist Jaume Plensa on Massena square in Nice , France'
Source: b'A supermoon rises behind the Riesenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel) landmark in Vienna, Austria\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'A rising "supermoon" is seen through the Propylaea, the ancient Acropolis hill gateway, in Athens, Greece'
Source: b'Photographers wait under cloudy skies to capture a glimpse of the Super Moon at twilight on Sydney Harbor'