A lunar eclipse occurred early Wednesday when the moon passed into the darkest part of Earth's shadow, which caused it to become a "blood moon." The eclipse started at 4:25 a.m., but it peaked between 6:25 a.m. and 7:25 a.m., when the sun, moon and earth were positioned so that our planet blocked nearly all the sunlight heading in the moon's direction.
The very beginning of the lunar eclipse. (Credit: @ksk_photography/Instagram)
The eclipse begins to cover the moon. (Credit: @jeffreynyc/Instagram)
The beginning of the lunar eclipse as seen from Lafayette, New Jersey. (Credit: Doreen Binns/Facebook)
The clouds tried to cover the lunar eclipse, but it was still clearly visible. (Credit: @jeffreynyc/Instagram)
The partial lunar eclipse, as seen from a deck in Lafayette, New Jersey. (Credit: Doreen Binns/Facebook)
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NBC's Chopper 4 captured this beautiful shot of the lunar eclipse.
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The eclipse as seen from South Salem, New York. (Credit: James M. Dodge III)
The lunar eclipse became a full eclipse at 6:25 a.m. (Credit: Doreen Binns/Facebook)
The "Blood Moon" as seen from Hopewell Junction, New York. (Credit: @bquezadapd/Instagram)
Cloud cover tried to get in the way of the lunar eclipse. (Credit: @geemoney19/Instagram)
A full "Blood Moon." (Credit: @liveshotphotography/Instagram)
A beautiful shot of the "Blood Moon" at dawn. (Credit: Angel Geroleo)