SLIDESHOW: Super blue blood moon fills sky

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The very rare "super blue blood moon" took over the Wednesday morning skies across the U.S.

At 6:30 a.m., just before sunrise, the super blue blood moon will come out in full force in Arizona with its red tint from the lunar eclipse.

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The super blue blood moon consists of a supermoon, blue moon and blood moon.

A supermoon is when the moon is at its closest point to earth and only occurs around every 14 months. We already experience one supermoon in early January.

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A blue moon is when a full moon occurs for the second time within a month. You may be familiar with the term, "once in a blue moon."

Lastly, a blood moon occurs when the moon passes through the earth's shadow. When this happens, the normally bright white moon will take on a reddish tint. That's where the blood part comes in with "blood moon."

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This lunar trifecta is the first of its kind in 35 years and won't occur again until 2037.

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