A rare “super blue blood moon” had space enthusiasts across the world in awe Wednesday.
People living in certain parts of the Western Hemisphere were able to catch a glimpse of an unusually large, glowing red moon Wednesday morning that NASA scientists have dubbed a “lunar trifecta.”
The celestial phenomenon occurs when there’s a full moon for the second time in a month, known as a “blue moon,” that is also at its closet point in orbit to Earth, known as a “supermoon.” To top it off, it all happens during a total lunar eclipse, which gives the moon a reddish glow as it passes through the Earth’s shadow.
The results were stunning for some viewers, especially those closest to the eclipse’s path of totality, which included the western part of North America, Australia and parts of Asia, according to Space.com.
The “super blood blue moon” is seen from Bangkok’s cityscape.
The moon is seen between British and Chinese flags raised at Tiananmen Square in Beijing as British Prime Minister Theresa May visited China’s capital on Jan. 31, 2018.
The moon shown behind an office building in Hong Kong.
Brooklyn, New York
The moon sets behind the Staten Island Ferry, seen from Brooklyn.
A cable car gondola moves past the moon in Singapore.
The moon rises over an apartment block.
The moon is shown over the ocean in Oceanside, California.
The moon rises over Balboa Park’s California Tower in San Diego.
A person poses for a photo as the moon rises over Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
A plane flies passing the moon over Los Angeles.
The moon rises over the Mojave Desert.
St. Petersburg, Russia
The moon is seen behind the under business tower Lakhta Center, which is under construction.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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