In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the moon fell completely into Earth's shadow and turned a shade of red — either an astronomical delight or Election Day omen, depending on who you ask.
South America and much of the continental United States had the best view of Sunday night's lunar eclipse, which lasted nearly five hours.
It will be the second and final eclipse of the year. West Coast night owls and East Coast early risers could catch the peak of the cosmic event.
The lunar event was the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years. Almost the entire moon — 99.1% — was cast under the earth's shadow.
The supermoon — the Super Flower Blood Moon, to be exact — brought the first total lunar eclipse in nearly 2 1/2 years.
The "Super Flower Blood Moon" is happening early Wednesday morning, as a supermoon coincides with a full lunar eclipse. Here's how to see it.