Blood Moon Lights Up the Sky

The first "blood moon," or lunar eclipse, of 2014 lit up the sky early in the morning April 15. Click to see photos from around the world.

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This eight picture combo shows a total lunar eclipse over Panama City, Panama, early Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Tuesday's eclipse is the first of four total lunar eclipses that will take place between 2014 to 2015.
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Michael Moir
Photo taken by Michael Moir
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The "Blood Moon" rises over the water in Wlliamstown on April 15, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. The Lunar Eclipse, resulting in the Moon appearing to be an orange-red colour is due to a perfect alignment of the Sun, Earth and Moon, otherwise known as "syzygy".
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A man takes a photo of his children as the 'Blood Moon' rises over the water in Wlliamstown on April 15, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
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People gather to see the moon head into a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 in the municipality of Copacabana near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. People in most of 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.
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: People watch as the 'Blood Moon' rises over the water in Wlliamstown on April 15, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. The Lunar Eclipse, resulting in the Moon appearing to be an orange-red colour is due to a perfect alignment of the Sun, Earth and Moon, otherwise known as "syzygy". (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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People gather to see the moon head into a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 in the municipality of Copacabana near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia.
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People gather to see the moon head into a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 in the municipality of Copacabana near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia.
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People watch as the 'Blood Moon' rises over the water in Wlliamstown on April 15, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. The Lunar Eclipse, resulting in the Moon appearing to be an orange-red colour is due to a perfect alignment of the Sun, Earth and Moon, otherwise known as "syzygy".
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People gather to see the moon head into a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 in the municipality of Copacabana near Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
An airliner crosses the moon's path, Monday, April 14, 2014, above Whittier, Calif., approximately one hour before a total lunar eclipse. Then, on April 29, the Southern Hemisphere will be treated to a rare type of solar eclipse. In all, four eclipses will occur this year, two lunar and two solar.
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Diane Franz Yrisarri
A viewer submitted this photo to NBC LA: "Red Moon over Huntington Beach Beautiful night for watching the moon."
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NBC Bay Area
Ken Swagerty was one of hundreds of people who gathered late Monday at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland to catch a glimpse of the "blood moon" eclipse.
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Ivan D Nicolau
A viewer submitted this photo to NBC LA: Blood Moon Photo of tonight's Blood Moon taken in Irvine CA.
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@nbcla
An Instagram photo taken by @nbcla.
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An Instagram photo taken by @sulib19.
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An Instagram photo taken by @nasagoddard.
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David Hermann
A photo of the blood moon submitted by David Hermann.
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