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Blood Moon’ Phone Home? Best Lunar Eclipse Memes

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years lit up the Internet early Tuesday, thanks to thousands of skywatchers who shared their pictures — and a few wags who had fun with the "Blood Moon" meme.

Topsy.com's analytics show show more than 1.7 million tweets mentioning "eclipse" on Monday, with the terms #bloodmoon and "Blood Moon" spiking to more than 500,000.

Here's a look at some of the lunacy:

For more meme-worthy pictures, check out our "Greatest Hits" gallery, a time-lapse video of the total lunar eclipse, TODAY's eclipse tweets and the galleries at Space.com and SpaceWeather.com.