The full moon seen from Caracas on Monday night, before the beginning of the eclipse.
The moon begins a total lunar eclipse over Buenos Aires on Tuesday. The lunar eclipse was expected to unfold over three hours.
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.
The moon takes on a deep red color in a view captured from the Mount Lemmon Sky Center in Arizona.
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'.
The moon takes on a bright reddish color over southern California on Tuesday.
The 'blood moon' high above the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial in Brasilia.
The red color begins to fade in another image captured from the Mount Lemmon Sky Center.
A composite picture shows the total lunar eclipse in seven stages as seen from Miami, Fla.