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Did you miss the cataclysmic coincidence of astronomical events last night? I did, sadly, so I had to check out the photos this morning. But they're so awesome, I had to share!!
So what happened is a blood moon and a super moon, simultaneously. A blood moon is a reddening of the moon's color, which occurs when the Earth passes between the moon and the sun. Basically, it's Earth's shadow on the moon! So cool. To learn more click here.
Meanwhile, a supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest to Earth, which happens on the fall equinox. It can appear up to 14% larger in diameter. Learn more here!

Now that we're all educated, let's check out those awesome photos from around the world!!

(Found them on The Guardian and The Telegraph. They do not belong to me.)
Glastonbury, England
Photo by Matt Cardy
Cairo, Egypt
Photo by Amr Abdallah
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Photo by Mario Tama
Brighton, England
Photo by Toby Melville
Brighton, England
Photo by Jordan Mansfield
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Photo by Fabio Teixeira
Strong City, Kansas, USA
Photo by Travis Heying
Las Vegas, USA
Photo by Reuters
West Kirby, England
Photo by Russ McNally
Cologne, Germany
Photo by EPA

Pretty amazing, huh?

It's not every day you get to witness a once-in-a-generation super blood moon! :D
Hahahaha @nicolejb we all know how you love Germany ;) Maybe our friend @JPBenedetto will appreciate as well. I think that photo is so awesome too – I love the gothic architectural detail paired with the creepy red moon!! Shivers down my spine, in a good way :)
Beautiful!! My favorite had to be of the one from Germany. But I could be biased :)
@joannade did it look like these ?! So cool!
totally! two beautiful ancient things. I think the moon looks the reddest in it too! I wonder if the other side of the world say it too. I didn’t see any images from Asian countries.
Stunning and dramatic photos! So glad you posted this!