Views of the Total Lunar Eclipse (15 photos)

Last night, the moon passed through Earth’s shadow, creating a total lunar eclipse visible to people across parts of Asia, the Pacific Ocean, and North America. This “beaver blood moon” was the last total lunar eclipse until March 2025. The full moon in November is referred to as the “beaver moon” in North America, and an eclipsed moon appears dark red, or “bloody,” in Earth’s shadow. Gathered below are some of the many photos taken by observers of this celestial event. The full blood moon caused by the lunar eclipse is framed by American flags blowing in a breeze on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on November 8, 2022. ( J. David Ake / AP)

Views of the Total Lunar Eclipse (15 photos)

Last night, the moon passed through Earth’s shadow, creating a total lunar eclipse visible to people across parts of Asia, the Pacific Ocean, and North America. This “beaver blood moon” was the last total lunar eclipse until March 2025. The full moon in November is referred to as the “beaver moon” in North America, and an eclipsed moon appears dark red, or “bloody,” in Earth’s shadow. Gathered below are some of the many photos taken by observers of this celestial event.

The reddish-colored full moon appears beyond flapping American flags.
The full blood moon caused by the lunar eclipse is framed by American flags blowing in a breeze on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on November 8, 2022. ( J. David Ake / AP)