Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Puts on a Show

PHOTO: A supermoon lunar eclipse is seen, Sept. 27, 2015.PlayInstagram/@skirotica
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A supermoon lunar eclipse put on a show Sunday, leaving people gazing to the skies.

Sunday's occurrence could be seen across the United States. The red-tinted moon was blocked by clouds in some areas.

A supermoon occurs when a full moon happens when it is at the closest point in its elliptical orbit around Earth, making the full moon appear up to 14 percent larger and brighter than usual. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into Earth's shadow, often turning a blood red color.

Sunday’s supermoon lunar eclipse marks the first time the spectacle has occurred in more than three decades.

The coincidence of events is so rare it won't be seen again until 2033.

PHOTO: A supermoon is seen at the finish of a lunar eclipse behind an Orthodox church in Turets, Belarus, Sept. 28, 2015. Sergei Grits/AP Photo
A supermoon is seen at the finish of a lunar eclipse behind an Orthodox church in Turets, Belarus, Sept. 28, 2015.
PHOTO: People take selfies with the full moon at the West Lake during the Mid-Autumn Festival, on Sept. 27, 2015 in Zaozhuang, China. ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images
People take selfies with the full moon at the West Lake during the Mid-Autumn Festival, on Sept. 27, 2015 in Zaozhuang, China.
PHOTO: The supermoon rises behind Glastonbury Tor on September 28, 2015 in Somerset, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images
The supermoon rises behind Glastonbury Tor on September 28, 2015 in Somerset, England.

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