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'Blood Moon' Phone Home? Best Lunar Eclipse Memes

Tuesday's total lunar eclipse lit up the Internet, thanks to thousands of skywatchers who shared pictures and had fun with the "Blood Moon" meme.
Image: E.T. and the eclipse
A Twitter mash-up crosses the total lunar eclipse with the "E.T." meme.ObservingSpace / UA Mt. Lemmon Sky Center via Twitter

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.'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 and