(NEW YORK) — A blood moon appeared over the United States early Wednesday morning, the second occurrence for the celestial sight this year.
The total lunar eclipse with a majestic red hue occurred when the Earth positioned itself between the sun and the moon.
Cloudy skies made viewing the blood moon difficult for people in some parts of the United States.
The eclipse is the second in a rare series known as the tetrad, in which the moon is completely covered by the Earth’s umbral shadow for four eclipses in a row, as opposed to only partial eclipses that fall in the outer penumbra.
If you pressed snooze on your alarm, you’ll have two more chances to catch a blood moon next year. The next total lunar eclipse will be on April 4, 2015, according to NASA.
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