The stunning event took about three hours, finishing at 2am.

People living in Melbourne’s east had one of the world’s best views of the rare event.

NASA is calling it a lunar trifecta: the first super blue blood moon since 1982.

That combination won’t happen again until 2037.

The 2018. Jan. 31 full moon is special for three reasons: it’s the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit — known as perigee — and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It’s also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.” The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.”