Best of the Blood Moon

The huge, red moon awed viewers across the Americas and parts of western Europe and Africa on Sunday night and early Monday morning.

It was the only total lunar eclipse of the year, a “blood moon” in which sunlight leaking around the edges of the Earth makes the moon appear red. And it was also a supermoon, when a full moon appears larger than usual because it has neared the closest point to Earth in its orbit.

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NPR wasn’t the only one rounding up great images from the event. Check these out too:

Newsweek, a series from around the world
CNN, from various stargazers
Anthony Quintano, a time-lapse over Denver
Andy Fortson, howling at the moon
The Daily Cometa “bloody good show”
Smithsonian, ten stunning photos