Blood moon lunar eclipse 2014
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Watch the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in One GIF

For those who were able to see it in person, Wednesday morning's Blood Moon lunar eclipse didn't disappoint as skywatchers spotted Earth's always-orbiting pal turn a deep shade of red.

Why that color? During a Blood Moon lunar eclipse, Earth gets between the Sun and the moon, casting a shadow on the lunar surface. The red color comes as Earth's atmosphere scatters the sunlight, stripping away blue light and leaving behind the red to reach the moon's surface.

If you missed Wednesday's Blood Moon — the second of the year and fourth lunar eclipse — check it out here in a single GIF. Then check out past Blood Moons, too.

See the Best Photos of the Blood Moon

The moon during a total lunar eclipse from Kathmandu on Oct. 8, 2014.
The moon during a total lunar eclipse from Kathmandu on Oct. 8, 2014.Narendra Shrestha—EPA
The moon during a total lunar eclipse from Kathmandu on Oct. 8, 2014.
Blood Moon China
The moon during a total lunar eclipse behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo, on Oct. 8, 2014.
The moon during a total lunar eclipse behind the CN Tower and the skyline of Toronto on Oct. 8, 2014.
The moon during a total lunar eclipse above the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas on Oct. 8, 2014.
Blood Moon China
Blood Moon China
The moon during a total lunar eclipse over Sydney, on Oct. 8, 2014.
The moon during a total lunar eclipse from Kathmandu on Oct. 8, 2014.
Narendra Shrestha—EPA
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