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Blood Moon awes sky watchers

On Wednesday night skywatchers were treated to the unusual sight of a 'blood moon'. Here are some of our readers' best shots alongside the blood moon.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 09 October 2014, 09:15:14 PM
Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

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A rare lunar eclipse turned the moon a dark blood red and illuminated the skies.
Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

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THE most incredible phenomenon that humans can behold took place on Wednesday.
Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

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It is the second eclipse of its kind to occur this year.
Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

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During the eclipse light beams onto the Earth's shadow which turns the moon into a dark red or orange.
Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

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The Blood Moon was visible in America, East Asia and Australia.
Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

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Space agency NASA hosted webcasts of the Blood Moon event as it happened.
Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

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Some people were lucky enough to get a glimpse of the incredible lunar sight.
Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

Blood Moon Awes Sky Watchers

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Next year there will be two more full lunar eclipses which will complete the FOUR blood moons.