The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus.

Today, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear. There won't be another until 2021.

It was also the year's first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position.

This combination photo shows the different stages of the blood moon and supermoon during a total lunar eclipse in Los Angeles. Photo / AP
This combination photo shows the different stages of the blood moon and supermoon during a total lunar eclipse in Los Angeles. Photo / AP
This combination photo shows the moon at the four different moments during a total lunar eclipse in Brasilia, Brazil. Photo / AP
This combination photo shows the moon at the four different moments during a total lunar eclipse in Brasilia, Brazil. Photo / AP

The entire eclipse took more than three hours. Totality — when the moon's completely bathed in Earth's shadow — lasted an hour. During a total lunar eclipse, the eclipsed, or blood, moon turns red from sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere.

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Besides the Americas, the entire lunar extravaganza could be observed, weather permitting, all the way across the Atlantic to parts of Europe.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse between branches of a tree in Antwerp, Belgium. Photo / AP
The Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse between branches of a tree in Antwerp, Belgium. Photo / AP

- AP