A view of the super blue blood moon is seen in San Diego on Jan. 31, 2018.
Stargazers across the globe -- from the streets of Los Angeles to the slopes of a smoldering Philippine volcano -- had the chance to witness the rare celestial event Wednesday, when Earth's shadow bathed our satellite in a coppery hue. (SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
PHOTOS: The Super Blue Blood Lunar Eclipse in California
A super blue blood lunar eclipse -- yes, a blue moon, a super moon and a total lunar eclipse -- graced the skies early Wednesday.
As Ben Burress, of the Chabot Space & Science Center, explained: "A blue moon is the second full moon in a month, while a super moon is when the moon looks especially large and bright due to its close proximity to Earth at that time. A total lunar eclipse – what some call a blood moon for its reddish tinge – is when the moon becomes completely cloaked as it passes through Earth’s shadow."
The last time these three events happened at the same time, Burress wrote, was in 1982 -- it won’t occur again until 2037. Here are some photos of the super blue blood lunar eclipse in California.