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Photos: Total lunar eclipse casts red hues over ‘super flower blood moon’

For the first time in two years, parts of the Lower 48 states were treated a total lunar eclipse early Wednesday morning. The total eclipse, only visible where skies were clear in the western U.S., turned the moon a rusty red as the earth passed between the moon and sun, casting a shadow over the moon’s surface.

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Some referred to the event as a “super flower blood moon,” making reference to its apparent size in the sky, the abundance of blooms at this time of year and the moon’s color during the eclipse.

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Bali, Indonesia.

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Firdia Lisnawati/AP

Hong Kong, China.

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Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Amesbury, United Kingdom.

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Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images

St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

Sydney, Australia.

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Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Sydney, Australia.

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Mark Baker/AP

Sydney, Australia.

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LOREN ELLIOTT/REUTERS

Nafplio, Greece.

Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Matilde Campodonico/AP

Brasilia, Brazil.

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Eraldo Peres/AP

San Diego, Calif.

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MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

Santa Monica, Calif.

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FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.

Washington, D.C.

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Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post

Skopje, North Macedonia.

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OGNEN TEOFILOVSKI/REUTERS

Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Marco Garcia/Reuters

Kansas City, Mo.

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Charlie Riedel/AP