The blood moon October 2014 appears above Moscow's central square. (AAP)

The blood moon October 2014 appears above Moscow's central square.

The Blood Moon October 2014. The glowing red moon behind a tower in Ningbo city, China. (AAP)

The Blood Moon October The glowing red moon behind a tower in Ningbo city, China.

Professional photographers around the world also took pictures of the rare event, including this image of the blood moon in October 2014 next to the Sunsphere in Knoxville, Tennessee. (AAP)

A lunar eclipse dips beneath the Sunsphere in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Oct. The moon appears orange or red, the result of sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere. This is known as the blood moon.(AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Adam Lau)

The Blood Moon 8 October 2014. Bethany Purcival took this picture in Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia.

The Blood Moon 8 October Bethany Purcival took this picture in Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia.

The Blood Moon October 2014. The moon overhangs a cathedral in Cholula, Mexico. (AAP)

The Blood Moon October The moon overhangs a cathedral in Cholula, Mexico.

The Blood Moon October 2014. Another spectacular shot of the lunar eclipse from the US, this time in Milwaukee. (AAP)

Leaves on a tree are silhouetted against the moon during a total lunar eclipse Wednesday, Oct. 2014 in Geneva, Ill. The red hue results from sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere, in what is known as a "blood moon." (AP, MAGS OUT)Stargazers in th

The Blood Moon 8 October 2014. Janet and Paul Boocock took this picture in Kaikoura, New Zealand.

Tonight a total lunar eclipse will light the sky with a spectacular red glow across Australia, New Zealand, western Asia, islands in the Pacific Ocean and much of North America.

The Blood Moon 8 October 2014. Hayley and Matt Cawthorne took this picture in Adelaide, South Australia.

The Blood Moon 8 October Hayley and Matt Cawthorne took this picture in Adelaide, South Australia.

The Blood Moon 8 October 2014. Hayley and Matt Cawthorne took this picture in Adelaide, South Australia.

The Blood Moon 8 October Hayley and Matt Cawthorne took this picture in Adelaide, South Australia.

The Blood Moon 8 October 2014. Amaike Reina A. Apalisok-Brice took this picture in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.

The Blood Moon 8 October Amaike Reina A. Apalisok-Brice took this picture in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.


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