A few folks dragged themselves out of bed early this morning, with the power of excitement and caffeine coursing through their veins, to see the rare super blue blood moon lunar eclipse, a rare instance when a blue moon (i.e., the second full moon of a calendar month), a super moon (when the moon is at its closest point to Earth, making it appear bigger and brighter than usual), and a blood moon (a total lunar eclipse) combine.
The last time all three instances occurred simultaneously in North America was 1866.
The show began at 3:48 a.m. as the moon entered the umbra, aka the shadow, of the earth. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff posted some choice video of the celestial event passing by the city’s tallest tower. It is, in a word, glorious.
Here’s what the super blue blood moon looked like paired with some of San Francisco’s other noted structures.