Rare Blood Moon Casts A Spell On Stargazers

by
Fatimah Mazhar
Did you get a chance to see the red moon? Several parts of the United States witnessed the "blood moon" on Tuesday when the Earth cast a copper-red shadow across the moon.

The lunar eclipse began at about 2 a.m. EDT and unfolded over three hours. The celestial show was over by over by 5:30 a.m. EDT (0930 GMT), NASA said on Twitter.

The rare occurrence was also was visible from Australia, New Zealand and all of the Americas.

Here are some of the most beautiful images of the so-called “blood moon” that captivated stargazers on April 15, 2014.

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Images Of The “Blood Moon”

#LunarEclipse #redmoon #BloodMoonEclipse Hansel and Polly @edgarsmission :) @theheraldsun @photosSMH @FairfaxPhotos pic.twitter.com/c7uWjRjmPO

Images Of The “Blood Moon”

Images Of The “Blood Moon”

Success from one of the Sydney Observatory's roving astronomers: Caught the #bloodmooneclipse from Broken Head. pic.twitter.com/i8onUUTc8N

Images Of The “Blood Moon”

#Moon is now red with #Spica below. Beautiful. #BloodMoonEclipse #LunarEclipse #Eclipse pic.twitter.com/ubNzKfSaCx

Images Of The “Blood Moon”

Images Of The “Blood Moon”

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