4/15/14: Viewers Share Blood Moon Photos

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

For the first time in more than a decade, the moon appeared in the night sky with a reddish hue early Tuesday morning.

Many of our viewers stayed up for the rare event, and captured the moon in various phases of the eclipse. We have collected their photos in the above slideshow.

The "blood moon" occurs during a total lunar eclipse. The color comes from sunlight and sunsets across the globe seeping into the Earth's atmosphere, according to CNN. The red tint appears as the Earth's shadow crosses the moon, and diminishes as the moon emerges from the shadow. If you missed Tuesday's event, there will be three more blood moons over the next 18 months.

But after that, it won't happen again until 2032.


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