The moon decided that it wanted to join in the Olympic action as well. Reuters photographer Luke MacGregor snapped a perfectly timed photo of the full moon rising to join the rings under London's Tower Bridge and forming the sixth unofficial ring of the Olympic Games.
The photo was quickly spread around social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more. 'Tower Bridge' even became a trending topic as people passed the photo around, calling it "breathtaking," "beautiful," and "amazing."
The moon aligned perfectly with the five rings of the Olympics and lit up London's skyline on Friday night, over the River Thames.
Some joked about the issue in regards to the International Olympic Committee who went out of its way to make sure no business used the image of the rings.
"Moon taken to court by IOC for violating Olympic brand ban" Twitter @jonholmes1 wrote jokingly.
"The word is the IOC has sent the moon a cease and desist letter for infringing on its logos," user @leongettler said.
The IOC went as far as to make a London diner called Café Olympic change its name to Café Lympic due to copyright issues.
The five rings of the Olympics stand for the five parts of the world that participate in the Games. The colors blue, yellow, black, green, and red stood for the colors that appeared in all of the national flags of countries that competed in 1912, when the logo was designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games.