Did you catch the rare super blue blood moon lunar eclipse that treated the western part of the United States and beyond to a tremendous sight in the early hours this morning?
If you were lucky enough to wake up and see it, we commend. If you weren’t (or were in an area where it wasn’t visible) we’ve assembled some of the captures of the exceptional lunar event to quell your FOMO.
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The super blue blood moon was a rare alignment of multiple lunar events, including a lunar eclipse (which turned the moon red by rays of sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere as the moon fell into our planet's shadow), the second full moon of January (a blue moon) and a supermoon (a full moon that occurs during the moon’s closest point to Earth during its orbit).
These sorts of events don’t happen everyday, so those who were able to witness it were certainly rewarded.
The rare "Super Blue Blood Moon" just happened a few minutes ago and I was fortunate enough to capture these images of it! Here, a father and daughter share a moment, a moment that to me represents the passing of his appreciation for the environment and our responsibility to protect it. Huge thanks to Tom and Ava Cain, @optcorp, @therealjbowen and most of all to @davidhatfieldphotography for putting in 50+ hours of work with me to calculate this setup and bring this vision to a reality! Also, thanks to all of you who continue to motivate me and support what I do! 🙏🏼
Our Eyewitnesses shared hundreds of pics of the first super blue blood moon to be seen in North America in over 150 years! Swipe left to check out great pics of the various phases of this morning's astronomical event from @scoiii @visual_burrito @agirlwonder @the_real_alexsabio @themalibuartist @sabo_shoots @losfeliz @kevinhallphotography @supergoopy and @lenamilos. Thanks to everyone who shared pics with us! We'll be featuring them all day on Eyewitness News. We won't see another super moon, blue moon and blood moon happening all at once for 19 years! Catch it again in 2037. Share your super blue blood moon pics with #abc7eyewitness!
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