Rare 'super blue blood Moon' leaves millions awestruck

The second full Moon of January passed through Earth's shadow in a rare lunar eclipse visible to millions of observers around the world.

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    Millions of skywatchers across the world have been able to witness something that has not happened for 150 years, as a lunar eclipse coincided with a "super" moon and "blue" moon.

    "Super" because the Moon was at its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit, "blue" because it is the second full Moon in a calendar month, and "blood" because the eclipse made it appear red.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.


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