The moon passes into the earth's shadow during a lunar eclipse as seen in Beijing, China.
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See the Super Blue Blood Moon From Around the World
The much-anticipated amalgamation of a supermoon, blue moon, and lunar eclipse didn't disappoint.
The first major celestial event of 2018 was a triple threat. On Wednesday morning, stargazers in some parts of the world were treated to what was dubbed a super blue blood moon.
The full moon made a particularly close approach to Earth in its orbit, making it appear larger than normal and earning the title of supermoon. It was also a blue moon because it was the second full moon to appear this month.
Finally, the event was topped off with a lunar eclipse, which occurs when Earth moves between the moon and the sun. When this happens, the moon can sometimes look red—like blood. Thus, you have a blood moon.
This is the first time this celestial three-for-one