PHOTOS: 1st Super Blue Blood Moon in 35 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday morning.

Image captured by KSFY Photographer Sean Watkins

It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse.

Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats Wednesday, along with the Canadian Yukon, Australia and Asia. The western U.S. should have good viewing, too, along with Russia. The U.S. East Coast, Europe and most of South America and Africa are out of luck for the eclipse.

The second full moon in a calendar month is a blue moon. This one also happens to be an especially close and bright moon, or supermoon. Add a total eclipse, or blood moon, and it's a lunar showstopper.

NASA's calling it a lunar trifecta: the first super blue blood moon since 1982.

You can submit your own photos of the phenomenon here.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


Lunar eclipse taking hold over KSFY News' headquarters in downtown Sioux Falls