(CNN) Sky gazers across the world were treated Wednesday to a rare celestial convergence dubbed a "super blue blood moon."
The cosmic event -- a combination of lunar eclipse, blood moon and super moon -- was visible in the western hemisphere for the first time in 152 years.
People in Australia, Asia and parts of Russia were treated to the lunar triple whammy during moonrise on January 31, while the show kicked off in North America from 5:51 a.m. ET.
Global map showing the different timings that areas across the world will be experiencing the "super blue blood moon"
Sadly, the super blue blood moon was not visible in western Europe or most of Africa and South America, but CNN compiled the following photos photos and videos from people who were able to witness the eclipse.
Shirley Tomioka took a photo of the lunar convergence from her terrace in Tokyo, Japan.
It's starting✨始まった❣️ #lunareclipse2018 #tokyo #東京タワー #now #wow #moon #superbluebloodmoon #tonight #いまそら #皆既月食 #スーパーブルーブラッドムーン #たのしみ #nofilter @instagramjapan #haveagreatnight
Joe Stuart took this incredible 15 minute time-lapse from his house in Melbourne in Australia. He told CNN: "It was amazing, it looked like it was popping out of the sky!"
Richard Tuffin told CNN he witnessed the spectacle with his two daughters at 8:00 p.m. in Canberra, Australia, watching together as the moon rose high into the sky.
Across the globe in the US, Drew Carlisle drove 45 minutes to North Carolina to the top of a ramp, where he took this timelapse of the super moon rising behind the Bank of America tower.
The Supermoon rises behind the BofA Tower in Charlotte, North Carolina. #supermoon #superbluebloodmoon #queencity #queencityscenes #charlottesgotalot #charlottenc #bankofamericatower #fullmoon #timelapse #timelapsevideo @charlotteobserver @wsoctv
In Brooklyn, Jennifer Khordi took this picture-perfect photo a little after 7:00 a.m. ET.
Absolutely incredible ! Eclipsing full super blue moon behind the #statueofliberty #sol this morning!! #abcnews #abc7ny #fox5ny #nbc4ny #nypostnyc #nypost..#what_I_saw_in_Nyc #TopNewYorkPhoto #newyork_instagram #weekly_feature #pictures_of_newyork #ig_today #wildnewyork #nyc_uncut #nycprime_ladies #ig_nycity #nycprimeshot #newyork_world #loves_nyc #rsa_streetview #i_capturenyc #moodygrams #unlimitednewyork #nycgo #nikonnofilter #itsamazingoutthere #nikonloveny
Mitch Dean braved the bitter cold on the roof to take in the eclipse, and had the added bonus of a clear sky from his apartment in New York.
Just barely caught the #bloodmoon as it ducked behind the #worldtradecenter #supermoon2018
Jacqui Beven battled through the mosquitoes to get this photo of the moon rising over the Rubicon River in Tasmania's Narawntapu National Park.
Tonight's Supermoon, well,... that was a delight to witness! Late evening layers of warm colour and the huge and very beautiful 'moony face' peeking over the Narawantapu Nation Park Tasmania. Well worth the odd nip of an over friendly mozzie, my tights, socks and sneakers being smothered in buzzies, to witness this Supermoon rising over the Rubicon River. #supermoon2018 #supermoon#tassiestyle #moon#fullmoon#tasmania #hawleybeach #rubiconriver #spyisland
Dennis Doucet sat outside in near-freezing temperatures to get this phenomenal photo of the moon over Kobe, Japan.
What is a 'Super blue blood moon?'
Rare 'super blue blood moon'
A "super blue blood moon" is seen on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, over Los Angeles. The rare phenomenon
occurs when a supermoon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse all occur at the same time.
Bicyclists take photos of the supermoon in Lancelin, Australia.
The moon rises over the head of a Chinese dragon statue at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand.
The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The supermoon is seen behind the US flag at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.
The moon rises over a pagoda in Kumal, Myanmar.
People use telescopes to view the moon at Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong.
The moon rises over hills near the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on Sakhalin Island in Russia's Far East.
The supermoon rises over an Olympic rings installation at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center, a venue of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The supermoon is seen above the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.
The supermoon is seen over trees in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on Sakhalin Island in Russia's Far East.
The supermoon sets behind the Statue of Liberty in New York.
The moon is seen behind a Ferris wheel at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California.
The supermoon is framed by a cross in Beirut, Lebanon.
The shadow of Earth passes across the supermoon during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Los Angeles.
A plane flies into view with the moon in Hong Kong.
The full moon shines over a monument in Vladivostok, Russia.
The supermoon sets behind buildings in Jerusalem.
A cable car gondola moves past the moon in Singapore.
The supermoon passes over the tower of the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The supermoon silhouettes Fort Salgo in Salgotarjan, Hungary.
People gather to watch the supermoon in Beijing.
A man takes a photo of the supermoon rising in Beijing.
A "supermoon" occurs when a full moon falls at the same time as its perigee, which is the closest point of the moon's orbit with the Earth. This makes the moon larger and brighter by 14%, according to NASA. The first supermoon of 2018 took place on New Year's Day and was previously described by NASA as the "biggest and brightest" one expected for the entire year.
As the popular idiom suggests, blue moons are rare and refer to when there is a second full moon in one calendar month.
To complete the "lunar trifecta," the blood element is not a sign that the end is nigh, but occurs during a lunar eclipse when faint red sunbeams peek out around the edges of the Earth, giving it a reddish copper color.
Related: Lunar trifecta: Rare 'super blue blood moon' will light the sky this week
There are usually a couple of lunar eclipses each year so if you did miss it this time around, the next one will happen on July 27 -- though it won't be visible in North America. It'll be a long wait for skywatchers in the US as Johnston predicts the next visible lunar eclipse will be on January 21, 2019.
Gianluca Mezzofiore contributed to this report.