A total lunar eclipse occurred at 03:29 GMT on Monday, May 16, turning the moon crimson. The Earth’s shadow fully covered the moon, giving it a rich, dark red hue. Lunar eclipses are usually referred to as “blood moons” because of this. A supermoon then occurred by chance during the eclipse: This is when the moon is at the closest point in its orbit to the Earth and appears bigger than usual. Crowds gathered near Athens in Greece to watch the super blood moon at the Temple of Poseidon in Greece. However, the phenomenon was only visible for a bit of that period in Europe due to the setting sun. Meanwhile, the occurrence was captured by clear skies in the Americas. Although eclipses happen only twice a year, the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts seven additional full moons in 2022.