Rare Blood Moon

Rare Blood Moon

Oct 08, 2014, 18:46 PM IST
A lunar eclipse appears behind a gargoyle atop the old red Dallas County Courthouse.
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A lunar eclipse appears behind a gargoyle atop the old red Dallas County Courthouse.

The Earth's shadow begins to fall on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, as it goes behind a weathervane shaped like a Spanish galleon on the Freedom Tower, in  Miami.
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The Earth's shadow begins to fall on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, as it goes behind a weathervane shaped like a Spanish galleon on the Freedom Tower, in Miami.

The Blood Moon, created by the full moon passing into the shadow of the earth during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Monterey Park, Ca.
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The Blood Moon, created by the full moon passing into the shadow of the earth during a total lunar eclipse, as seen from Monterey Park, Ca.

The Earth's shadow begins to fall on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, as seen above Miami.
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The Earth's shadow begins to fall on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, as seen above Miami.

A passenger airliner crosses the full moon, also known as the Hunter's Moon, a few hours prior to the beginning of a total lunar eclipse that will create an effect known as the Blood Moon, in Whittier, Ca.
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A passenger airliner crosses the full moon, also known as the Hunter's Moon, a few hours prior to the beginning of a total lunar eclipse that will create an effect known as the Blood Moon, in Whittier, Ca.

An unusually brilliant moon rises over Mexico City's Independence Monument.
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An unusually brilliant moon rises over Mexico City's Independence Monument.

As the moon rises, bison graze in a pasture beneath a row of wind turbines near Beaumont, Kan.
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As the moon rises, bison graze in a pasture beneath a row of wind turbines near Beaumont, Kan.

An unusually brilliant moon rises over Mexico City. The moon was one of the brightest in recent years in the normally smog-shrouded city.
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An unusually brilliant moon rises over Mexico City. The moon was one of the brightest in recent years in the normally smog-shrouded city.