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Skygazers moonstruck over ‘super’ rare eclipse

In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, stargazers around the world were treated to a total lunar eclipse that coincided with a rare supermoon. From the Eiffel Tower to Tijuana, see some of the incredible images captured during the uncommon event.

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  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    That brings us to our NewsHour Shares of the day, something that caught our eye which might be of interest to you, too.

    From Russia to Paris to Las Vegas, stargazers around the world were treated to an uncommon astronomical event last evening: a total lunar eclipse that occurred during a rare so-called supermoon. The phenomenon happens when the sun, Earth and moon perfectly align as the moon's orbit brings it closest to Earth. This made the moon appear bigger and brighter than usual.

    And sunlight refracting around the Earth bathed it in an eerie reddish glow, giving it the name blood moon. This double feature has not occurred since 1982. And whether or not clouds obscured your view, you will have to wait until 2033 to see it again.

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