Lunar Eclipse Seen in Sky Above California

Skywatchers across the US and in much of Europe and Africa were able to marvel on the night of May 15-16 as a total lunar eclipse turned the moon a reddish hue.

Sunday night’s spectacle has been called a “super flower blood moon”, since May’s full moon is referred to as the flower moon, while a total eclipse is sometimes known as a blood moon due to its color. To complete the celestial triple whammy, and explain the mouthful of a name, the eclipse came as the moon was closest to Earth, making it a “super moon."

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park livestreamed this video, which has been sped up by Storyful. Credit: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park via Storyful

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