During a Super Moon, the moon is closest to Earth, at a distance of just 360,000 kilometres (225,000 miles).
Residents of Japan were able to catch a glimpse of a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday evening for the first time in nearly three years, made extra special as it also coincided with the latest supermoon for the country. The supermoon is predicted to appear at its fullest in Vancouver this Wednesday at 4:13 a.m. but the lunar eclipse started at 1:47 a.m. with the maximum eclipse taking place at 4:18 a.m.
But instead of going dark in an eclipse, the moon takes on a red color because the Earth's atmosphere scatters the sun's blue rays but still allows red light past.
Anyone living between Australia and the United States was able to see an enormous, bright, red Moon if the skies were clear.
Thousands of people shared spectacular photos of the Moon, which appeared larger and brighter than usual.
When will the Super Flower Moon be visible?
A blood flower supermoon is upon us and depending where you are in the country, there could be an opportunity to catch a sight of this mystical occasion early Wednesday.
Australian airline Qantas performed a one-off, two-and-a-half-hour "Supermoon Scenic Flight" heading east from Sydney over the Pacific for an unobstructed view of the southern sky.
"It's not as red as I thought". Pacific Time from the Western U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Nevertheless, it's still a pretty special natural spectacle to those who manage to catch a glimpse of the super flower blood moon. Europe, Africa and western Asia will miss everything. The next time a total lunar eclipse will be visible in the US will be May 16, 2022.
The lunar eclipse is safe to view with the naked eye, unlike a solar eclipse, which involves staring directly at the sun.
The Inca believed a lunar eclipse occurred when a jaguar had eaten the Moon. The Old Farmer's Almanac attributes this title to the Algonquin; other names include the Budding Moon and the Planting Moon, from the Cree and the Dakota, respectively.
But so far no apocalyptic consequences have been recorded from these celestial shows.
The next Super Blood Moon is expected to take place in 2033, news agency AFP reported.