Amid the cold January breeze, people from different regions of the Philippines took some time outside their homes and workstations to witness a rare astrological phenomenon dubbed "super blue blood moon."
Characterized by its red glow, the super blue blood moon, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is a "supermoon", a "blood moon", and a "blue moon," all happening in one night.
A "supermoon" is a full moon that appears larger and brighter than the usual full moon. It appears when the moon orbits closest to Earth during its full phase. A blue moon, on the other hand, is the second full moon in a month, while a blood moon is seen when a full moon temporarily turns red during a total lunar eclipse due to the refraction of sunlight.
This phenomenon was well documented on social media, as netizens shared their own snaps of the moon taken from different cities and provinces. Here are some photos you may want to check out:
Joel Guinto in Mandaluyong
Margaux Hontiveros at EDGE bar of Discovery Primea in Makati
Jam Casupang in Mangaldan, Pangasinan
Karl Fresnido in Dasmariñas, Cavite
Laurence Balderrama in Pasig City
Paul Miranda in Cabanatuan City
Jim Paredes in Quezon City City
Pax Andres in Makati City
Jacq Parairo in Quezon City
Bea Claire P. Adriasola in Northern Samar
Dominic at Santa Maria, Bulacan
Genesis Argerich at St. Francis Shangri-La Place in Mandaluyong
Angela Demegillo at Pasig City
Trisha Princesa in Ligao City, Albay
Celine de Castro in Antipolo City.