‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse dazzles sky watchers across North and South America

Night owls and early risers in North America watch... more

A total lunar eclipse seen over the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial in Brasilia. North and South America were able to witness this year’s first total lunar eclipse, which caused a ‘blood moon’ and was the first of four in a rare Tetrad of eclipses over the next two years. AFP
1/5A total lunar eclipse seen over the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial in Brasilia. North and South America were able to witness this year’s first total lunar eclipse, which caused a ‘blood moon’ and was the first of four in a rare Tetrad of eclipses over the next two years. AFP
The moon seen in the time around a total lunar eclipse in Montevideo, Uruguay. However, sky watchers in northern and and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia were out of luck, according to US space agency NASA. AFP
2/5The moon seen in the time around a total lunar eclipse in Montevideo, Uruguay. However, sky watchers in northern and and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia were out of luck, according to US space agency NASA. AFP
The moon over the Independence Monument in Mexico city. The phenomenon will occur again in 2032-2033 and in total there will be eight tetrads throughout the 21st century, according to NASA. AFP
3/5The moon over the Independence Monument in Mexico city. The phenomenon will occur again in 2032-2033 and in total there will be eight tetrads throughout the 21st century, according to NASA. AFP
The moon seen behind a National Bank of Argentina branch in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the end of a total lunar eclipse. The lunar eclipse on Tuesday unfolded over three hours when the moon began moving into Earth’s shadow. Reuters
4/5The moon seen behind a National Bank of Argentina branch in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the end of a total lunar eclipse. The lunar eclipse on Tuesday unfolded over three hours when the moon began moving into Earth’s shadow. Reuters
The moon during various phases at the begining, middle and end of the total lunar eclipse as seen from Magdalena, New Mexico. A little more than an hour later, the moon was fully eclipsed and shrouded in an orange, red or brown glow. AFP
5/5The moon during various phases at the begining, middle and end of the total lunar eclipse as seen from Magdalena, New Mexico. A little more than an hour later, the moon was fully eclipsed and shrouded in an orange, red or brown glow. AFP
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