Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blood Moon: Total Lunar Eclipse October 8, 2014 Time Lapse Video by NASA

A lunar eclipse appears behind a gargoyle atop the old red Dallas County Courthouse early Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, 2014. 

The moon appears orange or red, the result of sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere. This is known as the blood moon. 

Credit: AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox

Blood Moon:Total Lunar Eclipse October 8,2014 Time Lapse HD Video. Credit: NASA

The NASA timelapse video above shows the Moon re-appearing from the Earth's shadow.

A total lunar eclipse has been visible across much of the Americas and Asia, resulting in a dramatic "Blood Moon".

The eclipse began at 08:00 GMT on the east US coast and was visible in Asia at about 10:00 GMT.

During the eclipse, which is the second to occur this year, our only natural satellite was fully covered by the Earth's shadow.

The Moon appears orange or red, the result of sunlight scattering off our atmosphere, hence the name Blood Moon.

Weather permitting, skywatchers in North America, Australia, western South America and parts of East Asia were able to see the spectacle.

The Hong Kong Space Museum set up free viewing locations on a harbour-side promenade

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