North America enjoyed the short treat.
Lunar eclipse happens when sun, earth and moon fall in a straight line with the same order.
Lunar eclipse generally occurs twice in a year but this is the third in a series four in a row.
At 3.16 a.m. the moon was slowly entering the Earth’s shadow.
The moon entered fully into the shadow of the earth at 4:58 a.m. Pacific Time starting a total lunar eclipse for about five minutes.
The moon appeared in red and orange hence the name blood moon. The light rays from the sun are scattered from the earth’s atmosphere giving the moon that orange, red appearance.
Skywatchers in the eastern half of the North America experienced partial eclipse.
People from Australia, New Zealand and west coast of U.S. experienced total eclipse.
The eclipse was not visible in Iceland, Africa, Middle East, Europe and Greenland.
India, Russia, China and South America could experience part of the event.
The next eclipse is expected on September 28.