What makes the moon turn dark and red? Find out in this SPACE.com infographic.
(Image: © Karl Tate, SPACE.com Contributor)
Editor's note: The next lunar eclipse will be a total lunar eclipse on Sept. 27, 2015. It will occur while the moon is at perigee, making it a rare Supermoon Blood Moon lunar eclipse. Such an event won't happen again until 2033.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes completely beneath Earth's shadow.
Photos: The Long Total Lunar Eclipse of June 2011
Video: Inside the June 15 Total Lunar Eclipse
Photos: Amazing Views of November 2011 Solar Eclipse
Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: email@example.com.