The moon was eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow early Tuesday, beginning around 10 p.m. PDT for 5 1/2 hours. The total phase of the eclipse lasted just 78 minutes.
For some, the moon appeared red-orange because of all the sunsets and sunrises shimmering from Earth, thus the name “blood moon.”
It’s the first of four eclipses this year and the first of four total lunar eclipses this year and next. In the meantime, get ready for a solar eclipse in two weeks.
NASA got good news Tuesday: Its moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE survived the eclipse. Scientists had feared LADEE might freeze up in the cold darkness.
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