January saw its second full moon of the month Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning. That moon was special for a number of reasons. It was a supermoon - meaning it was slightly larger and brighter than usual - it was the second full moon of the month and it fell during an eclipse. These characteristics about the timing of the moon earned it the name Super Blue Blood Moon.

The moon made for beautiful photos as the eclipse and partial eclipse traveled across the country. While the western part of the United States including Hawaii and Alaska were in the perfect position to see the total lunar eclipse, other parts of the country only got to see a partial eclipse.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves between the sun and the moon, it then blocks most of the sun's light from reaching the moon, but the light that gets around the planet passes through the atmosphere and causes the moon to appear red. This is where the "blood" part of the moon's name comes from.

NASA was live streaming the moon Wednesday morning for those who weren't able to catch a glimpse of it for themselves.

This video shows the moon with its red tint.

And this one from NASA's Armstrong center in California shows the moon in mid-eclipse.

Plenty of people shared the photos they took of the moon on Twitter.

If you missed this one, you'll have another chance to see the lunar show, the next full moon to occur during a lunar eclipse in the United States will occur on Jan. 21, 2018.