A yacht sails past the rising moon in Sydney on Wednesday, May 26.
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In pictures: The moon puts on a show

Updated 3:13 PM ET, Wed May 26, 2021

A yacht sails past the rising moon in Sydney on Wednesday, May 26.
Mark Baker/AP

Wednesday's full moon was a special one, especially if you lived in certain parts of the world and were able to watch the total lunar eclipse — the first since January 2019.

During the eclipse, the moon had a reddish hue from the sunlight filtering through Earth's atmosphere. It could be seen in parts of North and South America in the early morning hours, while eastern Asia and Australia could see in the evening. This phenomenon is often called a "blood moon."

This was also a "supermoon," which are brighter and larger than a normal full moon. There are two to four supermoons each year.