12 Spots Where the Super Blood Moon Looked Better Than It Did From Your House

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Supermoon Eclipse Visible In Skies Over California
An eclipsed supermoon in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Christopher Polk/2015 Getty Images

On Sunday night we earthlings got to see a rare occurrence: a “super moon,” where the moon looks larger because it’s at its closest point in its orbit of the Earth, combined with a “blood moon,” or total lunar eclipse (which makes the moon appear reddish due to the way light filters through our atmosphere). It was the first time since 1982 that the two events have coincided, and they won’t line up again until 2033. Many people took to their backyards, balconies, and rooftops to see the phenomenon for themselves, and even those who stayed indoors were subjected to dozens of blurry iPhone moon photos online. Here are some shots by professional photographers stationed around the world, which probably look a tad more impressive than what your friends are posting on social media.

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The supermoon passes behind the peak of the Washington Monument.Photo: J. David Ake/© Corbis. All Rights Reserved.
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The supermoon rises above people off Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Photo: Mario Tama/2015 Getty Images
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The supermoon next to the Empire State Building in New York.Photo: Handout/2015 NASA
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The supermoon behind the Colorado State Capitol building during a total lunar eclipse. Photo: Bill Ingalls/NASA/2015 NASA
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The supermoon rises over a sailboat in Boston Harbor in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo: Scott Eisen/2015 Getty Images
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The eclipsed supermoon rises behind the Las Vegas Strip.Photo: Ethan Miller/2015 Getty Images
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The supermoon rises over downtown Los Angeles.Photo: ROBYN BECK
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The Super Blood Moon rises over the spires of the House of Parliament on in London, U.K.Photo: Joseph Okpako/2015 Joseph Okpako
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The supermoon near the London Eye Capsules in London, U.K.Photo: Joseph Okpako/2015 Joseph Okpako
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The supermoon during the early stages of the lunar eclipse near Big Ben in London, United Kingdom.Photo: Joseph Okpako/2015 Joseph Okpako
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The supermoon next to the Eiffel Tower.Photo: Anadolu Agency/2015 Anadolu Agency