Saturday morning’s total lunar eclipse — which was the result of the moon passing into the shadow cast by the Earth — was photographed from all corners of the world, including high up in the Santa Monica Mountains.
During the eclipse, the moon reflected a faint copper or red color, the result of sunlight being filtered and bent by the Earth’s atmosphere.
The event lasted 4 minutes, 43 seconds, making it the shortest lunar eclipse for the rest of the 21st Century, according to astronomers.
Here were some key eclipse times for skywatchers:
— 2:01 a.m.: Penumbral eclipse begun;
— 3:15 a.m.: Umbral first contact, when first portion of the moon is visibly eclipsed;
— 4:58 a.m.: Moon completely eclipsed;
— 5 a.m.: Greatest eclipse;
— 5:02 a.m.: Moon emerged from full shadow;
— 6:44 a.m.: Moon set in the west at the end of the darkest partial eclipse.