The moon begins to turn a shade of red as sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere is scattered, bouncing red light onto the surface of the moon.
Clovelly, South Africa
In Clovelly, South Africa, astrophotographer Howard Langley captured this photo of the "blood moon" eclipse at 9:47 p.m. local time (0747 GMT), just a few minutes after totality and about half an hour before the eclipse reached its maximum.
The moon and Mars snuggle up in the night sky in this photo taken during the total lunar eclipse in Singapore.
Astrophotographer Stojan Stojanovski created this image showing the progression of the phases of the total lunar eclipse as seen from Ohrid, Macedonia.
Astrophotographer Gianluca Masi with the Virtual Telescope Project captured this image of the lunar eclipse over the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine in Rome at 9:30 p.m. local time, right when the eclipse entered the phase known as "totality," when the moon is entirely submerged in Earth's dark, inner shadow.
About 30 minutes after totality began, Mars made an appearance over Rome, Italy. Astrophotographer Gianluca Masi with the Virtual Telescope Project captured this image from the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine in Rome at 10:05 p.m. local time (2105 GMT).
Stars sparkle in the background as the moon glows red in Earth's shadow. Astrophotographer Fabian Santoro took this photo from Puglia, Italy.
Davao City, Philippines
The "blood moon" peeks through palm trees in this photo taken by Reuben Opena in the Philippines.
Lunar Eclipse Over Malta
Astrophotographer Sarah Zammit snapped this photo of Earth's shadow creeping across the moon from the island nation of Malta, which is located in the Mediterranean Sea.
The moon takes on a deep shade of red during the total lunar eclipse in this photo taken by Mwanajuma Salim in Nairobi, Kenya.