Early Wednesday morning, New Yorkers have been handled to a uncommon celestial present. The moon was full for the second time in January, making it a blue moon. It was additionally at perigee (or at its closest location to Earth), making it a supermoon. And simply earlier than dawn, a lunar eclipse happened, giving our heavenly neighbor a reddish tint that gave it the moniker of a blood moon.
All of that collectively gave us the buzzword-packed phrase “super blue blood moon.”
The eclipse went down from round 5:50am to only after 7am when the solar rose. New Yorkers who have been up at that hour and had a transparent view of the west-northwest stretch of the horizon had the chance to see the awe-inspiring occasion. As the huge moon sank into the horizon, a handful of photographers and Instagram-baiters got the uncommon alternative to seize the large cheese within the sky in all of its glory.
Right here have been a few of the coolest photographs of the moon captured across the metropolis throughout and earlier than the eclipse.