Blood Moon for Early Risers

The third blood moon in a four-part series was the shortest eclipse of the bunch, but still a sweet treat for early risers in North America.
The moon slipped fully into Earth's shadow at 4:58 a.m. Pacific Time Saturday, starting a total lunar eclipse for nearly five minutes -- what NASA says will be the shortest such eclipse of the century. The celestial body took on a burnt-orange tint in the minutes before, during and after the total eclipse, giving the moon the appearance that earns total eclipses the "blood moon" nickname.



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