Shortest 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse of the Century Thrills Skywatchers

April 4, 2015 4:09 PM

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Shortest 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse of the Century Thrills Skywatchers

The total lunar eclipse of April 4, 2015 dominates this stunning photo by veteran astrophotographer Tyler Leavitt in Las Vegas, Nevada. Leavitt captured the eclipse with the Stratosphere hotel and casino.

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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