Stroud photographer Simon Pizzey captured a spectacular partial eclipse of the Blood Moon last night.

It coincided with the 50th anniversary of when NASA's Saturn V rocket was launched towards the moon.

On July 16, 1969, the astronauts of Apollo 11 – Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin and Michael Collins – blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:32 am.

Four days later, Armstrong became the man first set foot on the moon. 

Michael Collins, now 88, returned to the American site where the mission set off 50 years ago. 

Aldrin, 89, was "an unexplained no-show" according to the Associated Press sources, while Armstrong died in 2012 aged 82.