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KUSA - Night owls and early risers in North America were able to watch a rare celestial show Monday night into Tuesday morning.

As the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, it shifted its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions.

The lunar eclipse went on for more than three hours and began shortly before midnight.

A little more than an hour later, the moon was fully eclipsed and shrouded in a red glow.

The lunar eclipse went on for more than three hours and began shortly before midnight. 9NEWS.com. 04/15/14.

Eclipses occur two or three times per year when the sun, Earth and the full moon line up so that the moon passes through Earth's shadow.

Only New England and Alaska missed out on the blood moon eclipse.

If you missed last night's lunar eclipse, you will get another opportunity to see the moon turn red in October.

Stargazers, what do you see? Share your photos of celestial spectacles -- big and small by uploading them to YOUR TAKE here: http://static.9news.com/your-take/.

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