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Super blue blood moon lunar eclipse: Images of the rare celestial sight

The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. It was the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse.

The super, blue blood moon sinks over 14,115-foot Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs as seen from Highway 94 Wednesday morning, Jan. 31. 2018. Shortly afterward the moon disappeared behind the clouds.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The super, blue blood moon sinks over 14,115-foot Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs as seen from Highway 94 Wednesday morning, Jan. 31. 2018. Shortly afterward the moon disappeared behind the clouds. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

CHRISTIAN MURDOCK

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The super, blue blood moon decends in the sky on Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018. (Photo by Erica Fellion, The Gazette).

The super, blue blood moon descends in the sky on Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018. (Photo by Erica Fellion, The Gazette).

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The super, blue blood moon decends in the sky on Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018. (Photo by Erica Fellion, The Gazette).

The super, blue blood moon descends in the sky on Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018. (Photo by Erica Fellion, The Gazette).

Erica Fellion

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The super, blue blood moon decends in the sky on Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018. (Photo by Erica Fellion, The Gazette).

The super, blue blood moon descends in the sky on Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018. (Photo by Erica Fellion, The Gazette).

Erica Fellion

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The super, blue blood moon decends in the sky on Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018. (Photo by Erica Fellion, The Gazette).

The super, blue blood moon descends in the sky on Wednesday morning, January 31, 2018. (Photo by Erica Fellion, The Gazette).

Erica Fellion

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MOON
The super, blue blood moon shown over the Front Range of Colorado Springs on Wednesday morning January 31, 2018. A "blood moon" occurs during a lunar eclipse making it red. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

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MOON
The super, blue blood moon shown over the Front Range of Colorado Springs on Wednesday morning January 31, 2018. A "blood moon" occurs during a lunar eclipse making it red. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

DOUGAL BROWNLIE

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The super blue blood moon on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (Courtesy of Erica Jesse, Facebook)

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The super blue blood moon sets over the mountains as seen from the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (Courtesy of Mike Petkash, KKTV)

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Lunar Trifecta
A super blue blood moon is seen over Los Angeles on Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018. The moon is putting on a rare cosmic show. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. NASA is calling it a lunar trifecta: the first super blue blood moon since 1982. That combination won't happen again until 2037. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Richard Vogel

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Germany Daily Life
An almost full moon is seen through the clouds over Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Michael Probst

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Hungary Full Moon
The full Moon is seen from Salgotarjan, 109 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. In the foreground Fort Salgo is silhouetted. (Peter Komka/MTI via AP)

Peter Komka

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Indonesia Lunar Trifecta
The moon passes into the earth's shadow during a lunar eclipse as seen in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The moon is putting on a rare cosmic show. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Achmad Ibrahim

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Lunar Trifecta
A rare celestial occurrence as a 'Super Blue Blood Moon' is seen at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, Calf., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The moon is putting on a rare cosmic show. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. NASA is calling it a lunar trifecta: the first super blue blood moon since 1982. That combination won't happen again until 2037. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Ringo H.W. Chiu

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Philippines Total Lunar Eclipse
The moon rises in a rare phenomena that combines a supermoon, a Blue Moon and a total lunar eclipse as seen in Legazpi city, Albay province around 200 miles (340 kilometers) southeast of Manila, Philippines Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Bullit Marquez

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Souh Korea Lunar Trifecta
An airplane passes the full moon on its final approach before landing in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The moon is putting on a rare cosmic show. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Ahn Young-joon

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Israel Moon
The moon sets behind clouds in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Hadera, Israel, early Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Ariel Schalit

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Israel Moon
The moon sets in the Mediterranean sea behind a street lamp in Hadera, Israel, early Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Ariel Schalit

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Lunar Trifecta
The Statue of Liberty is backdropped by a supermoon, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, seen from the Brooklyn borough of New York. The supermoon, which is the final of three consecutive supermoons, also experience lunar eclipse as it set over the horizon, but only a partial eclipse was visible in the East Coast. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Julio Cortez

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Lunar Trifecta
A jet flies in front of the rising moon along the St. Petersburg waterfront Jan. 30, 2018. (Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Jim Damaske

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Philippines Total Lunar Eclipse
The moon rises in a phenomena that combined a supermoon, a Blue Moon and a total lunar eclipse as seen in Legazpi city, Albay province around 200 miles (340 kilometers) southeast of Manila, Philippines Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Bullit Marquez

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Lunar Trifecta
The shadow of the earth passes through the moon during a total lunar eclipse over Los Angeles on Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018. The moon is putting on a rare cosmic show. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Richard Vogel

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Thailand Lunar Trifecta
A full moon rises beside the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand , Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The moon is putting on a rare cosmic show. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Sakchai Lalit

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Souh Korea Lunar Trifecta
The full moon is seen over the Olympic rings on display at the Peace Gate at the Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The moon is putting on a rare cosmic show. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Ahn Young-joon

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Lunar Trifecta
A plane passes by as the moon sets over trees during a phenomena that combined a supermoon, a blue moon and a lunar eclipse in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Only a partial eclipse was visible on the East Coast.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Chuck Burton

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Lunar Trifecta Louisiana
A supermoon, undergoes a partial eclipse as it sets beyond gas refineries, at sunrise in St. Charles Parish, La., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Gerald Herbert

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