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AP PHOTOS: Lunar eclipse in Asia and the Americas

AP PHOTOS: 'Blood moon' turns reddish brown in eclipse seen in Asia and the Americas

The Earth's shadow begins to fall on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, as seen above Miami, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A lunar eclipse dips down behind the Wheeler Town Clock in Manitou Springs, Colo. early Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The moon appears orange or red, the r...
The Earth's shadow renders the moon during a total lunar eclipse over Milwaukee on late Tuesday, Oct. 7,  2014.  The moon appears orange or red, the r...
The Moon is bathed in a red light during a lunar eclipse seen over Sydney, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The moon appears orange or red, the result of sunl...
A lunar eclipse appears behind a gargoyle atop the old red Dallas County Courthouse early Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, 2014.  The moon appears orange or...

APTOPIX Lunar Eclipse

The Earth's shadow begins to fall on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, as seen above Miami, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

APTOPIX Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse dips down behind the Wheeler Town Clock in Manitou Springs, Colo. early Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The moon appears orange or red, the r...

Lunar Eclipse

The Earth's shadow renders the moon during a total lunar eclipse over Milwaukee on late Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The moon appears orange or red, the r...

Australia Lunar Eclipse

The Moon is bathed in a red light during a lunar eclipse seen over Sydney, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The moon appears orange or red, the result of sunl...

APTOPIX Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse appears behind a gargoyle atop the old red Dallas County Courthouse early Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, 2014. The moon appears orange or...

TOKYO (AP) -- Evening viewers in much of Asia and early risers in parts of the Americas were treated to a stunning lunar eclipse, though clouds obscured it for some.

Lucky ones saw the moon turn orange or red Wednesday in what is known as a "blood moon." The hue results from sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere.

Astronomer Geoff Wyatt at the Sydney Observatory in Australia called it "very spectacular." The clouds blocked the view at times, but he said the moon turned a "lovely reddish brown."

In Japan, clear skies turned partly cloudy as the eclipse progressed, but people gathered on the rooftops of skyscrapers in Tokyo saw the moon turn a rusty brown when the clouds cleared.


Updated : 2021-08-01 17:54 GMT+08:00