The first total lunar eclipse since 2011 graced the night sky into early Tuesday morning. Dubbed a 'blood moon' for the reddish-orange glow it takes on during the eclipse, it is the first of four lunar eclipses that will happen in approximate six-month intervals.
When eclipses occur this close together, they are called a tetrad. The next eclipse in this tetrad will be on Oct. 8, with two more to follow in 2015.
The hue of the moon is a result of the sun's light reflecting through the Earth's atmosphere as the planet comes between its celestial satellite and the sun.
Fans on our AccuWeather Astronomy page were quick to send in their photos of the event last evening and this morning. See some of their images below.