During that moment, the Moon was at its closest orbital point to Earth, called the perigee, while also in its brightest phase.
In eclipse, the moon turns a deep rusty red as the Earth's shadow passes over.
Haze trumped hype Sunday night as Mother Nature pulled a cloudy curtain over the Southland's much-anticipated supermoon lunar eclipse show.
When the Moon is farthest away, it is known as apogee and when it is closest, it is known as perigee. "It's not dramatic, but it does look larger". At that time, part of the moon will be covered by earth's shadow.
A so-called supermoon is seen during a lunar eclipse in Cape Town, South Africa, in the early hours of Monday.
It may have been the small hours of the morning, but that did not stop skywatchers across eastern England observing the Super Blood Moon.
Blood Moon as spotted in Lagos
Red light scatters least, so the Moon often takes on a striking tiresome red or copper color during totality.
The rare supermoon lunar eclipse began around 1.10 BST in the United Kingdom.
You can see it with a naked eye, unlike the solar eclipse - which involves the sun and you would need to put on the glasses for protection against the Sunday.
Space.com explained the during a lunar eclipse, the moon is not completely hidden from view.
A Total Lunar Eclipse Spawns Blood Supermoon: An astronomer stargazes ahead of tonight's supermoon on September 27, 2015, in Brighton, England.
Scientists have expressed assurance that lunar eclipse viewing is relatively safe and no need for special lenses to watch the night event.