If you missed the “blood moon” this weekend, NASA captured this incredible time-lapse video, which condenses the century’s shortest lunar eclipse, at nearly five minutes, into a mere minute. The video was taken at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
Why does it look red? According to NASA, “as you scan your eye around Earth’s circumference, you’re seeing every sunrise and every sunset in the world, all of them, all at once. This incredible light beams into the heart of Earth’s shadow, filling it with a coppery glow and transforming the Moon into a great red orb.”
See some of the pics of the eclipse from Griffith’s Twitter feed below:
— All Space Considered (@AllSpaceCnsdrd) April 5, 2015
— All Space Considered (@AllSpaceCnsdrd) April 4, 2015
The event was able to be viewed from the West Coast into parts of Asia. Accuweather.com has posted some of the best photos, including this stellar shot of our Space Needle:
— Ant (@antmay) April 4, 2015
According to NASA, this event was the third in a series of four total lunar eclipses, which is called a tetrad. The next — and final one — as part of this series will be Sept. 28.