Give It Up For This Historic Super Blood Moon Eclipse
The best photos of the once-in-a-generation phenomenon.
People around the world are being treated to a once-in-a-generation astrological wonder on Sunday evening and Monday morning: the rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and full moon to create a blood-red “supermoon” in the night sky.
“It has been more than 30 years since a supermoon combined with a lunar eclipse,” NASA told Reuters. “The next total lunar eclipse will not be until 2018. The next supermoon-lunar eclipse combination will not happen until 2033.”
Obviously, the moon isn’t physically larger than it normally would be: NASA was careful to remind the news agency that the planet really just appears “slightly bigger” in the sky due to its orbit around the Earth.
Naturally, everyone and their mother wants to Instagram a piece of history. We’re rounding up their photos below. Here’s do you, you damn crazy moon: thanks for brightening our Sunday night.