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Here are 10 awesome photos of the ‘blood moon’ eclipse


This morning marks the second and final total lunar eclipse of 2014, with the moon entering the Earth’s shadow at around 4:00 a.m EST and exiting around 7:00 EST. NASA is hosting a Live Ustream of the eclipse (with music!) here. And what’s with the name “blood moon” anyway? Here’s NASA, again, with the answer:

During the time of total eclipse, the moon will often look reddish due to red and orange light being scattered by the atmosphere. This eerie, harmless effect has earned the tongue-in-cheek nickname “blood moon.”

No vampires? Sheesh. Now, on with the show!

The lunar eclipse has now officially begun. (Pic: @ianfairhurst) #BloodMoon

— (@smh) October 8, 2014

Lunar #eclipse is starting. Watch & learn more about them: #bloodmoon #lunareclipse

— NASA (@NASA) October 8, 2014

Cloudy outside? Daylight? We have a live stream view of the #eclipse #bloodmoon #lunareclipse

— NASA (@NASA) October 8, 2014

Watch our #LunarEclipse live stream & join our live chat now:  #bloodmoon #eclipse

— NASA (@NASA) October 8, 2014

Our talker this morning: The lunar eclipse! This from our WRAL camera. Next one is April 4, 2015. #bloodmoon

— Renee Chou (WRAL) (@chouchoutv) October 8, 2014

back of my camera shot! @AndrewNBC12 #bloodmoon

— Dawn Howeth (@dawnhoweth) October 8, 2014

The moon will be in a full lunar eclipse soon. We're hoping to see the red colors of the #BloodMoon by 7 a.m.

— WDRB News (@WDRBNews) October 8, 2014

The #LunarEclipse is now a #bloodmoon as its now in the Earth's shadow. Send pics to @IndraPetersons and @cnnireport

— Indra Petersons (@IndraPetersons) October 8, 2014

Here comes the #BloodMoon! How beautiful. Photo Cred: @TomKierein

— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) October 8, 2014

#BloodMoon! Red & orange light scattered by the atmosphere. Watch: #LunarEclipse #eclipse

— NASA (@NASA) October 8, 2014

Upcoming eclipses visible the U.S.:

  • October 23, 2014 — partial solar eclipse
  • April 4, 2015 — total lunar eclipse
  • August 21, 2017 — total solar eclipse. Get the popcorn for that one.


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