А blue moon, a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse coincided on Wednesday night for the first time in 152 years.
According to NASA, the phenomenon “is special for three reasons.” First, the moon was closer to Earth in its orbit and therefore brighter, in a phenomenon known as a supermoon. Wednesday was also the second full moon in January, known as a blue moon. And, finally, the moon passed through the Earth’s shadow, giving it a red color and the name blood moon.
Skygazers across Russia watched and photographed the celestial miracle.
The town of Kyshtym in the Chelyabinsk region looked on as the moon traveled over a snowy forest.
In the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, the moon was a fiery red.
An amazing glimpse at the rare phenomenon from a skyscraper in Yekaterinburg.
In the city of Izhevsk, some people braved temperatures of -15 degrees Celsius to get their snapshot of the unique event.
In Moscow region's Venyukovo-Repnikovo the sky harmoniously blended various shades of red.
In Moscow, the moon hung low in the sky.
As seen from an apartment block in the town of Yurga in the Kemerovo region.
A perfect contrast against the night sky.