The world witnessed an unusual sight in the Wednesday-night sky. The rare and dazzling view of 'Blood Moon' thrilled sky watchers once again this year.
Earlier, on 15 April, the first total lunar eclipse took place in the sky which is also known as 'Blood Moon'. It occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, with the three falling in a line. As Earth comes in between, it prevents the sunrays from reaching the Moon.
The coppery, reddish colour the Moon assumes is because it passes into the Earth's shadow. On Wednesday, at 6:25 am EDT, the full eclipse began and was visible across North and South America, Australia, and Asia.
The total eclipse is the second of four over a two-year period that began on 15 April and concludes on 28 September 2015. The next lunar eclipse will fall on 4 April and 28 September next year.
Check out the slideshow of the stunning and rare images of the Blood Moon.