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10/08/2014 12:30 pm ET Updated Oct 08, 2014

Relive The 'Blood Moon' With These Dazzling Lunar Eclipse Photos

Skywatchers were treated to the second -- and final -- "blood moon" of the year early Wednesday, Oct. 8, and it was quite a show (scroll down for some dazzling photos).

A "blood moon" occurs when the reddish hue from a sunset or sunrise reflects onto the moon's surface during a full lunar eclipse, making the moon appear reddish-orange.

The full eclipse started around 6:25 a.m. EDT and was visible across North and South America, Australia, and Asia. It was the second of four consecutive total lunar eclipses, called a "tetrad," between April 2014 and September 2015.

Mark your calendars for the next lunar eclipses in this tetrad, which will fall on April 4, 2015 and September 28, 2015.

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'Blood Moon' October 2014

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