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In pics: Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015

Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event on September 28, 2015, when a swollen 'supermoon' and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing the planet bathed in blood-red light.

In pics: Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015
A swollen 'supermoon' bathed in the blood-red light of a total eclipse is seen in Nantes, western France, early on September 28, 2015. Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event when a swollen 'supermoon' and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing the planet bathed in blood-red light. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015
A swollen 'supermoon' bathed in the blood-red light of a total eclipse is seen in Nantes, western France, early on September 28, 2015. Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event when a swollen 'supermoon' and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing the planet bathed in blood-red light. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015
A swollen 'supermoon' bathed in the blood-red light of a total eclipse is seen in Nantes, western France, early on September 28, 2015. Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event when a swollen 'supermoon' and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing the planet bathed in blood-red light. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015
The Supermoon rises over Los Angeles on September 27, 2015. (Getty Images)
In pics: Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015
The Supermoon rises over Los Angeles on September 27, 2015. (Getty Images)
In pics: Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015
An eclipsed supermoon comes out of the earth's shadow on September 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with its perigee, which is its closest approach to the Earth. A lunar eclipse and a supermoon won't occur together until 2033. (Getty Images)
In pics: Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015
An eclipsed supermoon rises behind the Las Vegas Strip on September 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with its perigee, which is its closest approach to the Earth. A lunar eclipse and a supermoon won't occur together until 2033. (Getty Images)