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Super Blue Blood Moon as seen across the world

Different parts of the world caught a glimpse of a total lunar eclipse, and see the so-called ‘super blue blood moon’ on January 31, 2018.

The moon appears to look extra large as a result of three unusual events happening: a blue moon, a super moon, and a total eclipse. The sun, the Earth, and moon lined up perfectly just as the moon was near its closest orbit point to Earth. This type of lunar event hasn’t happened since 1866.

A cable car gondola moves past as the moon is seen during a lunar eclipse, referred to as the “super blue blood moon”, in Singapore on January 31, 2018.
Skywatchers were hoping for a rare lunar eclipse that combines three unusual events — a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse — which was to make for a large crimson moon viewable in many corners of the globe.
/ AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN
The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse, referred to as the “super blue blood moon”, in Kumal, some 105 kms away from Mandalay City on January 31, 2018.
Skywatchers were hoping for a rare lunar eclipse that combines three unusual events — a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse — which was to make for a large crimson moon viewable in many corners of the globe. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU
The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse, referred to as the “super blue blood moon”, in Surabaya on January 31, 2018.
Skywatchers were hoping for a rare lunar eclipse that combines three unusual events — a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse — which was to make for a large crimson moon viewable in many corners of the globe. / AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO
The moon is seen over a naga statue during a lunar eclipse referred to as the “super blue blood moon” in Phnom Penh on January 31, 2018.
Skywatchers were hoping for a rare lunar eclipse that combines three unusual events — a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse — which was to make for a large crimson moon viewable in many corners of the globe. / AFP PHOTO / TANG CHHIN SOTHY
The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse referred to as the “super blue blood moon”, in Chennai, India, on January 31, 2018.
Stargazers across large swaths of the globe — from the streets of Los Angeles to the slopes of a smoldering Philippine volcano — had the chance to witness a rare “super blue blood Moon” on January 31, when Earth’s shadow bathed our satellite in a coppery hue. / AFP PHOTO / Arun SANKAR
An eclipsed super blue moon is seen behind a building in Los Angeles, January 31, 2018.
Stargazers across large swathes of the globe — from the streets of Los Angeles to the slopes of a smouldering Philippine volcano — had the chance to witness a rare “super blue blood Moon” Wednesday, when Earth’s shadow bathed our satellite in a coppery hue.
/ AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck
View of the Super Blue Blood Moon with a cross on top of Mt. Soledad in San Diego, California on January 31, 2018.
Stargazers across large swathes of the globe — from the streets of Los Angeles to the slopes of a smouldering Philippine volcano — had the chance to witness a rare “super blue blood Moon” Wednesday, when Earth’s shadow bathed our satellite in a coppery hue.
/ AFP PHOTO / Sandy Huffaker
A view of the Super Blue Blood Moon rising over the USS Midway in San Diego, California on January 31, 2018.
Stargazers across large swathes of the globe — from the streets of Los Angeles to the slopes of a smouldering Philippine volcano — had the chance to witness a rare “super blue blood Moon” Wednesday, when Earth’s shadow bathed our satellite in a coppery hue.
/ AFP PHOTO / Sandy Huffaker
A view of the Super Blue Blood Moon is seen in San Diego, California on January 31, 2018.
Stargazers across large swathes of the globe — from the streets of Los Angeles to the slopes of a smouldering Philippine volcano — had the chance to witness a rare “super blue blood Moon” Wednesday, when Earth’s shadow bathed our satellite in a coppery hue.
/ AFP PHOTO / Sandy Huffaker
The moon is seen over the top of Tokyo’s landmark Tokyo Tower during a lunar eclipse, referred to as the “super blue blood moon”, in Tokyo on January 31, 2018.
Skywatchers were hoping for a rare lunar eclipse that combines three unusual events — a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse — which was to make for a large crimson moon viewable in many corners of the globe. / AFP PHOTO / BEHROUZ MEHRI
The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse, referred to as the “super blue blood moon”, in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad on January 31, 2018.
Skywatchers were hoping for a rare lunar eclipse that combines three unusual events — a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse — which was to make for a large crimson moon viewable in many corners of the globe. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI
A super blue blood moon is seen behind Salesforce Tower during a partial lunar eclipse in San Francisco, California before dawn on January 31, 2017.
Stargazers across large swathes of the globe — from the streets of Los Angeles to the slopes of a smouldering Philippine volcano — had the chance to witness a rare “super blue blood Moon” Wednesday, when Earth’s shadow bathed our satellite in a coppery hue.
/ AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON
A boat sails on the Bosphorus straits in Istanbul, on January 31, 2018 as the moon is seen during a lunar eclipse, referred to as the “super blue blood moon”.
Skywatchers were hoping for a rare lunar eclipse that combines three unusual events — a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse — which was to make for a large crimson moon viewable in many corners of the globe. / AFP PHOTO / YASIN AKGUL
A super blue blood moon is seen in San Francisco, California before dawn on January 31, 2017.
Stargazers across large swathes of the globe — from the streets of Los Angeles to the slopes of a smouldering Philippine volcano — had the chance to witness a rare “super blue blood Moon” Wednesday, when Earth’s shadow bathed our satellite in a coppery hue.
/ AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON
The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse referred to as the “super blue blood moon” in Legazpi City, Albay province, south of Manila on January 31, 2018.
Skywatchers were hoping for a rare lunar eclipse that combines three unusual events —a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse, which was to make for a large crimson moonviewable in many corners of the globe. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE
The moon is seen above the Chattrapathi Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station during a lunar eclipse, referred to as the “super blue blood moon” in Mumbai on January 31, 2018.
Skywatchers were hoping for a rare lunar eclipse that combines three unusual events — a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse — which was to make for a large crimson moon viewable in many corners of the globe. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
The moon is seen with a street light during a lunar eclipse, referred to as the “super blue blood moon”, in New Delhi on January 31, 2018.
Skywatchers were hoping for a rare lunar eclipse that combines three unusual events — a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse — which was to make for a large crimson moon viewable in many corners of the globe. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMA
The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse referred to as the “super blue blood moon”, next to an illuminated cross in Hyderabad on January 31, 2018.
Skywatchers were hoping for a rare lunar eclipse that combines three unusual events — a blue moon, a super moon and a total eclipse — which was to make for a large crimson moon viewable in many corners of the globe / AFP PHOTO / NOAH SEELAM
AMBOY, CA – JANUARY 30: The Moon rises over the Mojave Desert before becoming a so-called “super blue blood moon” when it becomes totally eclipsed before dawn, on January 31, 2018 near Amboy, California. The “super blue blood moon” is a rare ‘lunar trifecta’ event in which the Moon is at its closest to the Earth, appearing about 14 percent brighter than usual, and is simultaneously a ‘blue moon’, the second full moon in the same month, as well as a total lunar eclipse or ‘blood moon’. Such a lunar event that hasn’t been seen since 1866. David McNew/Getty Images/AFP
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 31: A fully eclipsed super blue blood moon sets behind Coit Tower on January 31, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The ‘super blue blood moon’ is a rare ‘lunar trifecta’ event in which the Moon is at its closest to the Earth, appearing about 14 percent brighter than usual, and is simultaneously a ‘blue moon’, the second full moon in the same month, as well as a total lunar eclipse or ‘blood moon’. This is the first such lunar event seen in North America since 1866. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 31: A partially eclipsed super blue blood moon sets behind the Golden Gate Bridge on January 31, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The ‘super blue blood moon’ is a rare ‘lunar trifecta’ event in which the Moon is at its closest to the Earth, appearing about 14 percent brighter than usual, and is simultaneously a ‘blue moon’, the second full moon in the same month, as well as a total lunar eclipse or ‘blood moon’. This is the first such lunar event seen in North America since 1866. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP
AMBOY, CA – JANUARY 31: A so-called ‘super blue blood moon’ sets behind Amboy Crater, a cinder cone volcano in the Mojave Desert, at the end of its total eclipse on January 31, 2018 near Amboy, California. The ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ is a rare ‘lunar trifecta’ event in which the Moon is at its closest to the Earth, appearing slightly bigger and about 14 percent brighter than usual, and is simultaneously a ‘blue moon’, the second full moon in the same month, and in total lunar eclipse or ‘blood moon’. Such a lunar event that hasn’t been seen since 1866. David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

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