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Rare 'Blood moon' wows lunar spectators

April 15, 2014 8:11:30 AM PDT
A total lunar eclipse started just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, but it was about an hour later that something really rare happened.

The moon turned red.

A "blood moon" occurs when light from the sun bends through the earth's atmosphere.

CLICK HERE to see images of the blood moon.

And even though it was a little cloudy, the east coast was still the best spot to watch this rare lunar event.

There will three more blood moons visible over the next year and a half.

The next one is October 8.


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