Tue, Apr 07, 2015, 03:29 PM
The shortest lunar eclipse of the century (according to NASA) featured a rare sight. Viewers were treated to an intense red/orange glow that many call a 'blood moon.' This is the view of moon as it skims the Earth's shadow on April 4, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the third in a lunar tetrad - four consecutive total lunar eclipses with no partial lunar eclipses in between them. The orange glow of the moon is a result of sunlight scattered off Earth's atmosphere giving it the nickname 'blood moon.' The next full lunar eclipse will occur on September 28, 2015.