Last night, a near-full moon fell into the shade as the Earth's shadow eclipsed the lunar disk. The event was visible throughout North America, South America and even Hawaii. Sky watchers with clear skies were able to capture a dramatic sight through their camera lenses. This is the first lunar eclipse of 2014. In this dazzling view, a full moon rises over Carnegiea gigantea cacti near the Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona, on Monday night before the eclipse.
A nearly full moon rises over Las Vegas, Nevada, the evening before the eclipse.
The Earth's shadow starts to eclipse the nearly-full moon on Monday night and early Tuesday morning.
The Earth's shadow encroaches nearly the whole of the moon's disk.
A sliver of moon reamins lit as the lunar eclise races toward totality.
The moon appeared red during the eclipse as seen in the Tucson, Arizona, skies on Tuesday morning. The red hue is caused by sunlight refracting through the Earth's atmosphere.
The full lunar eclipse as seen from San Jose, Calif.
Thin clouds waft infront of the total lunar eclipse with the bright blue star Spica in the constellation Virgo in shot just below the moon and to the right over Florida.