Best Pictures of the October 2014 Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse from Around the World

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 - 10:02AM
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Wednesday, 08 October 2014 - 10:02AM
Best Pictures of the October 2014 Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse from Around the World

Skygazers could see the "Blood Moon" lunar eclipse once again early this morning, starting at about 6:25 am and lasting until about 7:24 am ET. The phenomenon, which occurs when a lunar eclipse happens right after the moon's perigee (when the moon is closest to Earth), causing the moon to glow a blood-red, was the second in a tetrad of blood moons. They will occur in six-month intervals, with the first occurring on April 15 and the next two appearing on April 4, 2015 and September 28, 2015. 

 

Here are some of the best photos of last night's Blood Moon:

 

The Blood Moon peeks through the clouds in Pennsylvania:

 

[Credit: Scott Gauer] 

 

From behind a watchtower in Georgia:

 

[Credit: Katie Whitman]

 

In California:

 

[Credit: Thomas Warloe]

 

[Credit: Paulo Solano]

 

The lunar eclipse and Uranus, taken by an astrophotographer:

 

[Credit: Greg Diesel]

 

The Blood Moon and Uranus over the Goddess of Liberty statue above the Capitol in Austin, Texas:

 

[Credit: AP]

 

Over Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains, taken with Fox News's Skycam:

 

[Credit: Fox]

 

Over the Melbourne, Australia skyline:

 

[Credit: City of Melbourne]

 

Pictures from Ukraine Today, who insist that the Blood Moon could be a sign of the "end of times":

 

[Credit: UKR Today]

 

[Credit: UKR Today]

 

This amateur photographer quoted the Bible passage Jeremiah 10:2- "Do not learn the way of the nations, & do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens."

 

[Credit: David Benham]

 

From a Twitter user who "spotted the blood moon by accident":

 

[Credit: Adam Dimech]

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