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In pictures: Tuesday's 'blood moon'

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Sky-gazers in Manitoba were treated to a rare "blood moon" early Tuesday as moon was eclipsed by the Earth's shadow.

  • A full moon becomes a blood moon as Canada experiences a full lunar eclipse, early Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

    Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press

    A full moon becomes a blood moon as Canada experiences a full lunar eclipse, early Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

  • The moon was eclipsed by the Earth's shadow early Tuesday, beginning around midnight for 5-1/2 hours.

    Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press

    The moon was eclipsed by the Earth's shadow early Tuesday, beginning around midnight for 5-1/2 hours.

  • For some, the moon appeared red-orange because of all the sunsets and sunrises shimmering from Earth, thus the name

    Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press

    For some, the moon appeared red-orange because of all the sunsets and sunrises shimmering from Earth, thus the name "blood moon."

  • Above the the Golden Boy, atop the Manitoba Legislative Building, a full moon becomes a blood moon.

    Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press

    Above the the Golden Boy, atop the Manitoba Legislative Building, a full moon becomes a blood moon.

  • The moon is seen over the Saint Boniface Cathedral.  Tuesday's eclipse was the first of four eclipses this year and the first of four total lunar eclipses this year and next.

    Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press

    The moon is seen over the Saint Boniface Cathedral. Tuesday's eclipse was the first of four eclipses this year and the first of four total lunar eclipses this year and next.

  • Above the Saint Boniface Cathedral, a full moon becomes a blood moon.

    Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press

    Above the Saint Boniface Cathedral, a full moon becomes a blood moon.

  • A total lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, the Earth and the moon are in perfect alignment so that the Earth's shadow completely covers the surface of the moon. Above the Esplanade Riel, a full moon becomes a blood moon.

    Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press

    A total lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, the Earth and the moon are in perfect alignment so that the Earth's shadow completely covers the surface of the moon. Above the Esplanade Riel, a full moon becomes a blood moon.

  • Total lunar eclipses occur twice a year but are not visible everywhere on Earth at the same time. Above Portage and Main, a full moon becomes a blood moon.

    Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press

    Total lunar eclipses occur twice a year but are not visible everywhere on Earth at the same time. Above Portage and Main, a full moon becomes a blood moon.

  • Total lunar eclipses occur twice a year but are not visible everywhere on Earth at the same time.

    Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press

    Total lunar eclipses occur twice a year but are not visible everywhere on Earth at the same time.

  • Including Tuesday's eclipse, Canadians will get to see four eclipses in a row — a series known as a tetrad — over the next 18 months. The other three will occur Oct. 8 this year and April 4 and Sept. 28, 2015.

    Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press

    Including Tuesday's eclipse, Canadians will get to see four eclipses in a row — a series known as a tetrad — over the next 18 months. The other three will occur Oct. 8 this year and April 4 and Sept. 28, 2015.

  • A tetrad of lunar eclipses won't happen again for another 20 years.

    Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press

    A tetrad of lunar eclipses won't happen again for another 20 years.

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