Moon watchers on Wednesday night went out of houses and offices to witness the rare celestial treat of a Super Moon, Blue Moon and Blood Moon developing all in one night.
Filipinos as expected took pictures and gamely shared their enthusiasm on social media.
In the towns of Camalig and Daraga in Albay, residents were able to have a glimpse of the Super Blue Blood Moon despite the recent activities of Mayon Volcano.
Clouds partially blocked the moon in the early evening but failed to diminish its beauty.
Nothing beats this view of the #SuperBlueBloodMoon as seen from Camalig in Albay. The red glow of lava flowing out of Mayon volcano matching the reddish orange moon. #MayonEruption pic.twitter.com/wzxDyswYmU— Raffy Tima (@raffytima) January 31, 2018
First glimpse of the #SuperBlueBloodMoon in Albay. Just as the moon was rising, Mayon rumbled as it continues its activity. A bit hazy and cloudy here in Camalig, Albay. #MayonEruption pic.twitter.com/1gvTvwnDUi— Raffy Tima (@raffytima) January 31, 2018
Super Radyo dzBB's Luisito Santos captured some sky watchers patiently waiting for the moon to show up in Pasay City.
People also flocked to Luneta Park in Manila to witness the mesmerizing lunar view.
According to GMA Network's resident meteorologist Nathaniel Cruz, the Super Blue Blood Moon started to be seen at 5:42 p.m.
From 8:51 p.m. to 10:07 p.m., the moon will appear in its full red color.
Cruz said the moon's color will return to "normal" between 10:07 p.m. to 12:09 a.m.
The once-in-a-lifetime lunar event features a Super Moon, when the moon gets closest to Earth; a Blue Moon as it is the second full moon of the month; and a Blood Moon, which usually occurs during a total lunar eclipse when its color turns red or copper.
The lunar show is also visible in other parts of the world such as in western South America, North America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, eastern Africa, eastern Europe, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.
Records from PAGASA showed that the rare phenomenon last happened in 1886. —NB, GMA News