What a View!

Super Blue Blood Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse

Photo Credit: Martin Cohen

In the early morning of Jan. 31, people around the world caught a glimpse of the rare Super Blue Blood Moon, a supermoon and total lunar eclipse. It was the first total lunar eclipse since 2015 and the first Blue Moon visible from the U.S. since 1866. While the Moon was in the Earth’s shadow, it took on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.” This stunning photo was taken at Santa Monica Beach in California with a small 90 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope at 5:02 a.m.