(CNN) — Sunday was a big night for astronomers — professional and otherwise.
Those who looked upward Sunday night and early Monday morning saw a “super blood wolf moon.”
This means a total lunar eclipse happened at the same time as a supermoon.
As the full moon comes into the Earth’s shadow, it darkens. And the sunlight that passes through the atmosphere of the Earth, making the moon appear red.
Weather conditions also played a factor in this rare event. For some, the moon appeared blood-red, brick-colored or rusty.
The U.S. won’t see another total lunar eclipse until 2021.