The Super Blue Blood Moon came and went Wednesday, giving a spectacular show to folks in the U.S. -- particularly on the West Coast.
Did you miss it? You can watch the full replay below!
Starting around 5:50 a.m. EST, the moon will became partially eclipsed in East Tennessee by the Earth's shadow during a lunar eclipse -- but what's special was that this moon was also a Blue Moon and Super Moon at the same time.
It's being called a "Super Blue Blood Moon." These three astronomical events haven't been seen together in the U.S. in more than 150 years!
The total lunar eclipse wasn't visible from East Tennessee, but there was still be a noticeable shadow forming on the bright canvas of the full super moon starting at 5:51 a.m. That shadow, when it fully eclipses the moon, is what gives it the name "Blood Moon." The moon took on a slightly orange hue as it neared totality in East Tennessee before it set in the western horizon Wednesday morning.
The maximum visible eclipse stage on the East Coast occured around 7:34 a.m. because the moon fell below the horizon to the west-northwest at 7:37 a.m. before it could reach totality.
A blue moon — which occur about every 2½ years — is another term for the second full moon in a single calendar month. January's first full moon occurred Jan. 1.
A super moon occurs when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth, which is also called the perigee. That makes the moon look extra-close and extra bright — up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth, known as the apogee, NASA said.