Super Flower Blood Moon Sets Over Upstate New York

May’s full moon and a lunar eclipse coincided on May 26 to create a phenomenon known as a “super flower blood moon."

May’s full moon is referred to as the flower moon, while a total eclipse is known as a blood moon. 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 “supermoon."

Space.com said the eclipse would be visible “from Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and the western part of the Americas.”

Footage captured by Joseph Frascati shows the gleaming moon setting over Chili, New York, early on Wednesday morning. Credit: Joseph Frascati via Storyful

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