LOOK: 'Super blue blood moon' lights up night sky

Rhys Buccat, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 31 2018 10:26 PM | Updated as of Jan 31 2018 11:34 PM

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

Kim Bondoc in Cebu City

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.