'Blood moon' eclipse dazzles skywatchers

April 6, 2015 8:02 PM

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'Blood moon' eclipse dazzles skywatchers

Saturday's brief total lunar eclipse wowed stargazers in North and South America, Australia, Oceania, and Asia, as the moon turned a crimson red.

The moon passed into the Earth's shadow before early today (April 4), turning most of the lunar surface a deep, blood-red color in a total lunar eclipse that lasted less than 10 minutes at its peak, making it the shortestof its kind this century.

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