NEW: The full eclipse has ended
This blood moon is the size of a super moon, more than 5% larger than the last blood moon
It is the second in a series of four -- called a tetrad
Tetrads can be rare; for a 300-year stretch, there were none
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Sequels are usually a disappointment. But not this time, not with this heavenly body.
People throughout the United States had a front-row seat for the show: a lunar eclipse that made the moon look a burnt reddish-orange.
The”blood moon,” as it’s called, was the second of the year.
The full eclipse started at about 6:25 a.m. ET and lasted until about 7:24 a.m. ET.
Because it happened right after the perigee – when the moon is closest in its orbit to Earth – this blood moon was nearly the size of a super moon, appearing more than 5% larger than the previous blood moon in April.