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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The only lunar eclipse of the year happened early on Wednesday, May 26. The event was a supermoon, a lunar eclipse, and a red blood moon all at once.

During the “Super Flower Blood Moon“, the full moon will pass through Earth’s shadow which will cause it to appear red. Around the same time, the moon will also reach its closest point to Earth in its current orbit and will make the moon slightly larger than an average full moon.

Viewer submitted photo of Super Flower Blood Moon on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (Courtesy: Tommie Bills)
Viewer submitted photo of Super Flower Blood Moon from Santa Fe on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (Courtesy: Jennifer M Couture)
Viewer submitted photo of Super Flower Blood Moon from Santa Fe on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (Courtesy: Jennifer M Couture)
Viewer submitted photo of Super Flower Blood Moon from Santa Fe on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (Courtesy: Jennifer M Couture)
Viewer submitted photo of Super Flower Blood Moon from Santa Fe on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (Courtesy: Jennifer M Couture)
Viewer submitted photo of Super Flower Blood Moon on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (Courtesy: Allie Jordon)
Viewer submitted image of the Super Flower Blood Moon from the East Mountains on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
A couple watch the lunar eclipse at Sanur beach in Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
The Earth’s shadow falls across the full moon above Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
The moon sets behind the Montevideo port, in Uruguay, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, during a lunar eclipse, also known as a super blood moon. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
A yacht sails past as the moon rises in Sydney Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
A yacht sails past as the moon rises in Sydney Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
A man takes a photo as the moon rises in Sydney Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Surfers wait for waves as the moon rises in Sydney Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
The Earth’s shadow falls partly across the full moon at the start of a total lunar eclipse above Sydney Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The total lunar eclipse, also known as a super blood moon, is the first in two years with the reddish-orange color the result of all the sunrises and sunsets in Earth’s atmosphere projected onto the surface of the eclipsed moon. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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