For those of you who missed it, here’s an image of the “Blood Moon” created by the lunar eclipse that was visible across most of the Americas and Asia last night.
The eclipse took place between 6:25 and 7:24 BST as the Moon was fully covered by Earth’s shadow. It took on a coppery red color due to some sunlight scattering off our atmosphere and reaching it, hence the name Blood Moon.
This was the second total lunar eclipse of this year, with the first occurring on April 15. The next one is expected to take place on April 4, 2015.
The Shanghai Science and Technology Museum in Pudong and the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory in Songjiang district offered organized viewings of the sky spectacle, Shanghai Daily said, but it was able to be seen from most areas of the city. Above, the eclipse is photographed in the sky over Lujiazui.
— Rachael Rooke (@RachaelRooke) October 9, 2014
Blood moon. Lunar eclipse captured by @jdiddymac in Shanghai. 🌑🌋🐉 #shanghai #lunareclipse #beatandthepulse #bloodmoon #celestial #cfaninspo