The next time you'll be able to see it will be in 2033.

Lindsey Campbell

What made last night’s full moon standout from the rest? Two things:

First of all, the moon was a Super Moon—meaning it was at the point in its orbit where it’s closest to earth—making it appear about 14 percent larger in the sky. Second, there was a total lunar eclipse—when the earth, sun and moon align—allowing the moon to fall into the earth’s shadow, giving it a dark rusty hue and earning it the name, “Blood Moon.”

The combination of the lunar eclipse and the Super Moon (a Super Blood Moon) is a phenomenon that occurs once in a generation, making last night’s moon fairly rare. The last time it occurred was in 1982.

Disappointed you missed it? Instagrammers around the world captured the view across the globe: 

[View the story "Photos of Last Night's Rare Super Blood Moon" on Storify]

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