Sky watchers from the eastern and central U.S. saw only partial eclipse but in the western third of the U.S. the total eclipse was visible.
The total eclipse lasted only for five minutes.
Lunar eclipse happens when the moon enters into the shadow of the earth casted by the sun.
The eclipse was brief because the moon passed through the upper part of Earth’s shadow. It will last long only if it passes through the middle of the shadow.
Moon appears in orange, red shades hence the name blood moon it is because of the sunlight scattering off the Earth’s atmospheres.
The eclipse began at 4:58 a.m. Pacific Time and ended five minutes later in the west, and in the east the eclipse began at 6:15 a.m. ET until the moon set.
When the moon is directly opposite to the sun i.e. the moon is full then total lunar eclipse will happen.
The next lunar eclipse will be on September 28, 2015.