Late Sunday night, sky-watchers in the Northern Hemisphere could catch a super rare astronomical occurrence — the Super Blood Wolf Moon. Sure, it sounds like the latest Twilight saga offering from Stephenie Meyer, but it’s actually much cooler than that. Shortly after 10:30 p.m. EST, the moon passed through the Earth’s shadow, causing it to appear red for a little over an hour. The moon is also at the part of its cycle when it is closest to Earth, meaning it appeared extra large in the sky.
If you saw it, congratulations! You witnessed a phenomenon that won’t be seen again in North America until 2022. If not, we’ve got you covered with a roundup of some of the most awe-inspiring photos captured from the event around the world.
13 incredible photos of last night’s Super Blood Wolf Moon
New York City, U.S.In New York City, there was no shortage of skyscrapers to photograph the moon alongside. Here it’s pictured next to the One World Trade Center. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images
New York City, U.S.And here’s the red moon passing over the top of the One World Trade Center in the wee hours of the morning on Monday. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images
New York City, U.S.The New York City skyline feat. Super Blood Wolf Moon. Watch out for the mixtape, coming soon. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images
California, U.S.On the other side of the country, skyscrapers were replaced with the ancient Native American petroglyphs of Barstow, California.David McNew/Getty Images
California, U.S.Here’s a closer shot of the moon’s gorgeous colouring. David McNew/Getty Images
Mexico City, MexicoFarther south, the moon was pictured above the Angel de la Independencia column on Paseo de la Reforma in downtown Mexico City. ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images
Brighton, EnglandThere was a similar visual captured halfway around the world on the Brighton seafront over the Angel of Peace statue. Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images
North Yorkshire, EnglandIn North Yorkshire, this photographer captured an incredibly detailed portrait of the moon including its craters and fantastic colour. Ian Forsyth/Getty Images
Falkirk, ScotlandIn Scotland, one of the horses in The Kelpies sculptures appears to be eating the moon as it crosses the sky. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images
Tours, FranceThe moon looked ever so eerie over the Cathédrale Saint-Gatien in Tours, France.GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images
Tours, FranceWe take it back. The moon is much creepier peeking through mist as it passes out of the Earth’s shadow. GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images
Saluzzo, ItalyAnd it looked completely unreal in Saluzzo, Italy next to San Bernardino's Church tower. MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images
Oropesa, SpainIn Spain and much of Europe, the large moon was visible into the daylight hours as the sun rose. Here it is over the Rosarito Reservoir in Oropesa, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images