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.


    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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