The moon put on a rare cosmic show on Wednesday, when a blue moon, a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse all coincided.

It was the first time in 35 years that a blue moon synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon as it’s called due to its red hue.

The lunar eclipse started at 8:48 p.m. and reached totality at 10:29 p.m. The eclipse continued through 11:08 p.m. at which point the moon started escaping from the earth's shadow. It was completely clear at around 1:10 a.m.

These three lunar events are not uncommon separately, but it is rare for all three to occur at the same time. 

National science museums across the nation were busy with people hoping to observe the rare astronomical display.