Those in the United States were able to view the coupling, weather permitting, Sunday night. For those caught by overcast skies, we have the pics.
It was the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982, and they won’t again until 2033.
That coincides with a full lunar eclipse where the moon, Earth and sun will be lined up, with Earth’s shadow totally obscuring the moon.
The event occurred on the U.S. East Coast at 10:11 p.m. EDT (0211 GMT) and lasted about an hour.
“You always want to see the eclipse because they’re always very different,” said astronomer Edwin Krupp, the director of the hilltop landmark.
Krupp said the additional component of the earth’s atmosphere adds “all kinds of twists and turns to the experience.”
“What we see tonight will be different from the last event: how dark it is, how red it is. It’s always interesting to see,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this article