Just as Great Britain stunned the world of athletics at the Olympic Stadium in London with three track and field golds, a full moon rising under Tower Bridge formed an image like a sixth Olympic ring. The image has gone viral on Twitter.
The amazing picture was captured, then uploaded to Twitter and retweeted throughout Saturday, going viral and making #TowerBridge the top trending hash tag on the social media site. One Twitter user, Joe Morgan commented:
Beautiful full moon glows behind the #Olympic rings on Tower Bridge this evening
The full moon was glowing over the Thames with an almost golden hue as Britain's athlete's swept up three gold medals in the track and field events. Others left more cynical tweets like, “LOCOG isn’t going to like this." The London Games Organizing Committee has sparked vexation after banning unofficial displays of the Olympic rings. Recently, during the torch relay, a Stoke-on-Trent florist was told to remove her floral Olympic ring display after it breached trademark regulations.
There were several tongue-in-cheek references on Twitter on Saturday suggesting LOCOG may demand the "moon is moved to avoid this sort of photo in the future".
The full moon under Tower Bridge
The full moon spectacle was snapped just a few miles from the Olympic Stadium where Jessica Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah helped to make it Britain's most successful and historic day by winning the heptathlon, long jump and 10,000 metres gold medals respectively at a jubilant Olympic Stadium.
Great Britain now has 14 gold medals and stands in third place in the medals table behind China and leaders USA. Earlier in the velodrome, Great Britain continued to dominate in the 7,000-seater packed arena, with the women's team pursuit cyclists setting a new world record on their way to gold. A jubilant Sir Paul McCartney, watching from the stands, conducted the arena to a rendition of Hey Jude shortly after another gold medal ceremony for Britain's women’s cycling pursuit team, who had only broken the world record 90 minutes earlier.