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The Best Photos of the Recent Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

Various views of the total lunar eclipse of a Blood Moon from locations around the globe on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

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The beginning of a total lunar eclipse is seen from the Qizhong Tennis Court in Shanghai October 8, 2014. The eclipse is also known as a “blood moon” due to the coppery, reddish color the moon takes as it passes into Earth’s shadow. The total eclipse is the second of four over a two-year period that began April 15 and concludes on Sept. 28, 2015. The so-called tetrad is unusual because the full eclipses are visible in all or parts of the United States, according to retired NASA astrophysicist Fred Espenak.

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The moon is seen glowing red as its rise during a total lunar eclipse from Kathmandu, Nepal on October 8, 2014.

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The moon turns orange during a total lunar eclipse behind the CN Tower and the skyline during moonset in Toronto October 8, 2014. The eclipse is also known as a “blood moon” due to the coppery, reddish color the moon takes as it passes into Earth’s shadow. The total eclipse is the second of four over a two-year period that began April 15 and concludes on Sept. 28, 2015. The so-called tetrad is unusual because the full eclipses are visible in all or parts of the United States, according to retired NASA astrophysicist Fred Espenak.

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The Earth’s shadow begins to fall over the moon during a total lunar eclipse, behind a weathervane shaped like a Spanish galleon on the Freedom Tower in Miami, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

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A red moon appears above the Moscow river in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The moon appears orange or red, the result of sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere. This is known as the blood moon.

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The Earth’s shadow begins to fall on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, as seen above Miami, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

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An unusually brilliant moon rises over Mexico City’s Independence Monument Tuesday, October 7, 2014. The moon was one of the brightest in recent years in the normally smog-shrouded city.

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A passenger airliner crosses the full moon in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The moon appears orange or red, the result of sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere. This is known as the blood moon.

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The Earth’s shadow renders the moon as a person in Ferris wheel observes it during a total lunar eclipse in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

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A lunar eclipse appears above Erie, Pa. at about 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, 2014.

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A lunar eclipse dips down behind the Wheeler Town Clock in Manitou Springs, Colo. early Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

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The Earth’s shadow begins to fall on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, as seen above Miami, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

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The moon turns orange during a total lunar eclipse as seen from Golden, Colorado October 8, 2014.

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The Earth’s shadow renders the moon as a couple in Ferris wheel observe it during a total lunar eclipse in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

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A lunar eclipse is seen near a statue entitled “Enlightenment Giving Power” by John Gelert, which sits at the top of the dome of the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, N.J.,Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

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A total lunar eclipse, also known as a “blood moon”, is pictured from Gosford, north of Sydney, October 8, 2014.

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A total lunar eclipse, also known as a “blood moon”, is pictured from Encinitas, California October 8, 2014.

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A passenger airliner crosses the full moon, also known as the Hunter’s Moon, a few hours prior to the beginning of a total lunar eclipse that will create an effect known as the Blood Moon, in Whittier, Ca., on Tuesday evening, Oct. 7, 2014.

 

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