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Photos: Sunday's Supermoon And Lunar Eclipse Captured Around The World

Earth's shadow obscures the view of a so-called supermoon during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday near Lecompton, Kan. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
Earth's shadow obscures the view of a so-called supermoon during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday near Lecompton, Kan. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
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Did you catch the spectacular show in Sunday night's skies? For the first time since 1982, a supermoon occurred on the same evening as a total lunar eclipse. It's an occurrence so rare it's likely not to happen for another 18 years.

Sunday's moon was glowing — and was even more beautiful than ordinary supermoons — as the eclipse gave it a red tint and made it appear even larger than usual. If you didn't see the moon, we've got you covered with several photographs of the moon captured around the world.

A flock of birds fly by as the super moon rises in Mir, Belarus. (Sergei Grits/AP)
A flock of birds fly by as the super moon rises in Mir, Belarus. (Sergei Grits/AP)
A super moon rises behind a grazing cow near Lecompton, Kan. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
A super moon rises behind a grazing cow near Lecompton, Kan. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
Earth's shadow obscures the view of a so-called supermoon during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday near Lecompton, Kan. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
Earth's shadow obscures the view of a so-called supermoon during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday near Lecompton, Kan. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
The so-called supermoon passes behind the peak of the Washington Monument during a lunar eclipse. (J. David Ake/AP)
The so-called supermoon passes behind the peak of the Washington Monument during a lunar eclipse. (J. David Ake/AP)
The so-called supermoon seen above the Statue of Henri IV, during a total lunar eclipse, in Paris on Monday. (Thibault Camus/AP)
The so-called supermoon seen above the Statue of Henri IV, during a total lunar eclipse, in Paris on Monday. (Thibault Camus/AP)
A lunar eclipse is seen above Turret Arch at Arches National Park. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
A lunar eclipse is seen above Turret Arch at Arches National Park. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
A “blood moon”, casts its glow over a Christian Orthodox church in Anthoupolis. (Petros Karadjias/AP)
A “blood moon”, casts its glow over a Christian Orthodox church in Anthoupolis. (Petros Karadjias/AP)
The so-called supermoon is seen through branches of a tree during a lunar eclipse in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Natacha Pisarenko/AP)
The so-called supermoon is seen through branches of a tree during a lunar eclipse in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Natacha Pisarenko/AP)
A seagull sits on the cross that tops St. Peter's Square's obelisk, at the Vatican, as the earth's shadow obscures part of a so-called Supermoon during a total lunar eclipse. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
A seagull sits on the cross that tops St. Peter's Square's obelisk, at the Vatican, as the earth's shadow obscures part of a so-called Supermoon during a total lunar eclipse. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)

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