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A Blood Moon Over Bluebonnets: The Lunar Eclipse in Texas

A time lapse of the lunar eclipse over a bluebonnet field in Ennis, Texas on April 15.
A time lapse of the lunar eclipse over a bluebonnet field in Ennis, Texas on April 15. Mike Mezeul II

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Photographer Mike Mezeul II produced this composite time lapse image of the lunar eclipse over a bluebonnet field in Ennis, Texas on April 15. Mezeul photographed the eclipse in 10 minutes intervals, spending a total of seven hours in the field capturing the moon's transitions.

"It was somewhere around 4 a.m., I was standing in the middle of this bluebonnet field, freezing my tail off," he recalls. "I started to have doubts that the shot I had imagined wouldn't come together. I wondered to myself, 'what in the heck am I doing here?'"

But Mezuel pulled it off. Tuesday's total lunar eclipse was the first in more than two years to turn the moon into a cosmic red ball, and skywatchers everywhere went out to witness the phenomenon.

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