The Daily DFM (04.15.14)

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4. This is what last night's 'Blood Moon' looked like

By Meg Wagner/Digital First Media

Nature pulled a beautiful, eerie trick on Tuesday's early morning sky - but you may have slept through it.

A total lunar eclipse turned the moon a deep red early Tuesday. The "Blood Moon" peaked between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. ET, CBS reports.

Eclipses happen when the moon slips into the Earth's shadow. The coppery color comes from sunlight seeping through Earth's atmosphere onto the moon, CNN explains.

If you missed it - or if clouds obstructed your view of the spectacle - here's what it looked like:

The eclipse was visible in most parts of North America, South America, Australia, and eastern Asia.


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