Super Flower Blood Moon Seen Over Texas

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, and, hence, 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.”

This timelapse footage was taken by Christopher V Sherman, who said he captured it on Wednesday morning over Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Credit: Christopher V Sherman via Storyful

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