PHOTOS: Super Blue Blood Moon rises

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The moon turns a reddish hue as it passes through the earth’s shadow during a lunar eclipse as seen in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The moon is putting on a rare cosmic show. It’s the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar […]

AUSTIN (KXAN) — While lunar viewers in Austin missed out on the Super Blue Blood Moon show Wednesday morning because of fog, others in Central Texas and around the world got a good view of the unique phenomenon.

A super moon happens when the moon orbits close to the earth, a blue moon occurs when there are two full moons in a month and a blood moon is a lunar eclipse that happens when the Earth’s shadow passes over the moon. It’s rare for all three events to coincide — the last time they did in the Western Hemisphere was in 1866.

People can submit their photos and videos of the moon to KXAN at this ReportIt link.

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