It seems we successfully avoided the #superbloodmoon apocalypse! The world is still around after this rare lunar event that occurred last night, and we are left with a treasure trove of beautiful photos to peruse in the non-armageddon aftermath. The super blood moon is special because it's three event happening at the same time: a full moon, a perigee (or super) moon, and a lunar eclipse. It's the eclipse part that casts a deep red blush across the surface of the moon. Full moons and perigee moons happen every month, but not always together, and only very rarely with a simultaneous lunar eclipse. The last one was in 1982, and the next one won't be until 2033.
People from all over the Internet posted photos of how the event looked from their location.
From Littleton, Colorado:
and from Newcastle, England:
From the Big Apple:
and from Dallas, Texas:
and the Pacific Northwest:
National science departments got involved, posting stunning photos.
One photographer managed to add a fourth event to his photo – The International Space Station passing across the #superbloodmoon!