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Super Blood Moon Dazzles In Reddish-Orange

It's when a full lunar eclipse coincides with a supermoon, which is when the moon is particularly close to Earth and appears brighter than normal.

May 27, 2021

A full moon rises over a tree as a total lunar eclipse was taking place on a cloudy day in Taipei, Taiwan.

AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying

The Earth's shadow falls across the full moon above Sydney, Australia. The total lunar eclipse, also known as a super blood moon is the first in two years with the reddish-orange color the result of all the sunrises and sunsets in Earth's atmosphere projected onto the surface of the eclipsed moon.

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Residents watch the lunar eclipse at Sanur beach in Bali, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati

The moon rises over the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.

AP Photo/Kin Cheung

A man carries a child as they look at a lunar eclipse from the Olympics Tower in Beijing.

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

A lunar eclipse takes as the moon rises over the 9th century Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi

The moon sets behind the Montevideo port, in Uruguay during a lunar eclipse, also known as a super blood moon.

AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico

The lunar eclipse shines behind a Ferris wheel in Santa Monica, California.

AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu

A lunar eclipse occurs beside the clock tower of the Manila City Hall, Philippines.

AP Photo/Aaron Favila

A lunar eclipse occurs over Santiago, Chile.

AP Photo/Esteban Felix

A lunar eclipse is seen over Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco.

AP Photo/Frederic Larson

Photographers take photos of a lunar eclipse at the Central TV Tower in Beijing.

AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

The moon is partially covered during a lunar eclipse over Mexico City.

AP Photo/Marco Ugarte

The moon rises behind cloud, as seen from KawasKajiyamaaki near Tokyo, before a total lunar eclipse starts.

AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama