'Blood' moon rising

October 8, 2014 2:47 PM

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'Blood' moon rising

A so-called blood moon appears behind a gargoyle on the old Dallas County Courthouse during an Oct. 8 lunar eclipse in Texas. Sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere causes the moon to appear orange or red.

Jakarta Planetarium and Observatory narrator Cecep Nurwendaya explains the ongoing lunar eclipse and blood moon during a news conference in Indonesia.

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