AP PHOTOS: Total lunar eclipse in North America, East Asia
Heng Sinith - staff, AP
A naga statue is silhouetted against the moon during a total lunar eclipse in front of the Chinese temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022,
Matias Delacroix - stringer, AP
Seen past Christmas lights, the earth's shadow starts to cover the moon during a lunar eclipse, at a public square in Caracas, Venezuela, early Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
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Residents pose for a selfie as the moon rises during a lunar eclipse in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
Mark Schiefelbein - staff, AP
The moon rises behind a corner tower along the outer walls of the Forbidden City during a lunar eclipse in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
Aaron Favila - staff, AP
The earth's shadow covers the moon during a lunar eclipse in Metro Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
J. David Ake - staff, AP
The full blood moon caused by the lunar eclipse is framed by the US Flags blowing in the breeze on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
Hiro Komae - staff, AP
People ride on a train during a lunar eclipse over the Tokyo sky on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
Ted S. Warren - staff, AP
FILE - The moon is shown during a full lunar eclipse, Sunday, May 15, 2022, near Moscow, Idaho, with the reddish color caused by it passing into the shadow of the Earth. A Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America in the predawn hours _ the farther west, the better _ and across Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific after sunset.
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A man watches the moon through binoculars during a lunar eclipse in Goyang, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
Ahn Young-joon - staff, AP
The earth's shadow starts to cover the moon during a lunar eclipse in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
The second and final total lunar eclipse of the year graced the skies in some parts of the world Tuesday. The next one isn’t until 2025.
WHERE IT WAS SEEN: Where skies were clear, the eclipse was visible throughout North America in the predawn hours, with prime viewing in the West, and across parts of East Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific after sunset.
HOW LONG IT LASTED: The total phase of the eclipse lasted about 1 1/2 hours. The whole show took about six hours from start to finish.
WHY IT HAPPENS: A total eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth and moon line up perfectly, casting Earth’s shadow on the moon. The reddish-orange color is the result of sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere.
NEXT ONE: The next total lunar eclipse is in March 2025 but there will be be plenty of partial eclipses in the meantime.