These Stunning Photos of the Supermoon Eclipse Will Leave You in Awe
A little bit of space history has come and gone, but not without people across the world documenting the rare supermoon lunar eclipse in photographs. Nicknamed the "super blood moon," the photos are incredible and really make you wish that 2033, the next time this event will happen, will arrive much sooner.
The event began with a partial viewing of the supermoon at 8:11 p.m. EDT, with the total viewing having started at 10:11 p.m. EDT. The best part was that anyone could see it with the naked eye — no telescopes required.
Usually, these two events occur separately — a lunar eclipse and supermoon. A supermoon happens every year when the moon appears "14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter in the sky." Lunar eclipses happen twice every year when the Earth "comes between the sun and the moon," causing a shadow on the moon. But the combination of both of these events, while predictable, is a little more rare, with the last one occurring in 1982 and the next one not happening until 2033.
Look ahead to see photos of the event last night, as well as what a lunar eclipse and supermoon look like separately.