PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Did you wake up before dawn, look to the sky and check out that moon?
It was a trifecta of lunar events that hadn't happened in more than 150 years.
A blue moon, a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse all took place at the same time Wednesday morning in North America for the first time since 1866.
So what does it all mean?
- Blue moon: the second full moon in a calendar month
- Supermoon: a full moon that appears larger because it is at its closest point to the earth
- Blood moon: the name given to the moon during a total lunar eclipse because of its red appearance
Of course, South Florida only got a partial glimpse at the eclipse, but those folks living out west could see the full effect.
Local 10 News meteorologist Julie Durda said the best viewing was from 6:48 a.m. to 7:05 a.m.
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