Did you happen to see last night’s blood moon lunar eclipse? Last night’s blood moon marks the first total lunar eclipse of 2014. A lunar eclipse is when the moon passes behind the earth’s, into its shadows. This only happens when the sun, earth, and moon are aligned, with the earth in the middle.
If you didn’t get to feast your eyes on this magnificent sighting, don’t worry; plenty of other people did and captured the moment with their cameras. Here are some of the pictures of last night’s blood moon.
Photographer Fernando Rodriguez of the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association captured this amazing view of the total lunar eclipse of April 15, 2014 during the totality phase at about 3:24 a.m. ET.
If you missed this lunar eclipse, don’t worry, the next lunar eclipse will be October 8, 2014. And if you also missed that one, April 4, 2015 and September 28, 2015 will also be lunar eclipse days.