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Red Side of the Moon: 'Blood' Eclipse Sweeps Sky

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years turned the moon into a cosmic red ball early Tuesday.

. The full moon seen from Caracas on Monday night, before the beginning of the eclipse. Miguel Gutierrez / EPA

. The moon begins a total lunar eclipse over Buenos Aires on Tuesday. The lunar eclipse was expected to unfold over three hours. Marcos Brindicci / Reuters

. The moon is seen halfway through a lunar eclipse over southern California early on Tuesday. The eclipse is the first of four total lunar eclipses that will take place between 2014 to 2015. Joe Klamar / AFP - Getty Images

. The moon takes on a deep red color in a view captured from the Mount Lemmon Sky Center in Arizona. UA Mt. Lemmon Sky Center

. A man takes a photo of his children as the 'Blood Moon' rises over Melbourne, Australia. The eclipse, resulting in the moon appearing to be an orange-red color, is due to a perfect alignment of the sun, earth and moon, known as 'syzygy'. Scott Barbour / Getty Images

. The moon takes on a bright reddish color over southern California on Tuesday. Joe Klamar / AFP - Getty Images

. The 'blood moon' high above the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial in Brasilia. Evaristo Sa / AFP - Getty Images

. The red color begins to fade in another image captured from the Mount Lemmon Sky Center. UA Mt. Lemmon Sky Center

. A composite picture shows the total lunar eclipse in seven stages as seen from Miami, Fla. Rhona Wise / EPA