16 April 2014 14:15 | By Francis Whittaker
Lunar eclipse creates ‘blood moon’ over Americas

Celestial event turns moon orange



Lunar eclipse (© David de la Paz/Rex Features)
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Large parts of the Americas experienced a rare celestial event on Tuesday, when the earth’s shadow fell across the moon, creating a lunar eclipse which turned the moon orange.

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