It's one of the rarest lunar phenomena ever to happen and it happens months after one of most rare solar events ever!
It's the Lunar Trifecta, or the Super Blue Blood Moon! It combines 3 different lunar events to one, a super moon, a blue moon and a blood moon (which is just another name for a total lunar eclipse).
And it's starting! On August 21, 2017, the Moon blocked the Sun and cast its shadow on the Earth. Now during the lunar eclipse, the Earth is blocking the Sun to cast its shadow on the Moon. #SuperBlueBloodMoon @NASASun @NASAEarth pic.twitter.com/PWdwpT5BwZ— NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) January 31, 2018
Are you watching the #SuperBlueBloodMoon #IRL or live online? It’s happening now, so don’t miss it! Earth will continue to block the Sun’s light, casting a reddish hue onto the Moon until around 9:07am ET/6:07am PT. Take a look: https://t.co/RcESL4Soyk pic.twitter.com/YUwnS31j8h— NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) January 31, 2018
From Bangkok to New York City, moon gazers got to see a "Super Blue Blood Moon" illuminate the sky on Wednesday. This "lunar trifecta" occurs when three phenomenons occur at once, which hasn't happened in 36 years. pic.twitter.com/HAqMBihWou— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 31, 2018
Notice the red tint? It’s a #BloodMoon caused by Earth casting its shadow on the Moon during the lunar eclipse that’s happening now. For the U.S., this eclipse is best viewed on the West Coast, or on our live stream here: https://t.co/RcESL4Soyk #SuperBlueBloodMoon pic.twitter.com/jq294l6esu— NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) January 31, 2018
Some had fun with the rare lunar event!
The 'super blue blood moon' eclipse was an out-of-this-world experience for the Internet https://t.co/B3DIdr0xKw— TIME (@TIME) January 31, 2018
Check out these pictures from around the world!
The 'super blue blood Moon' across the world https://t.co/RAQmbKZuJh— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 31, 2018