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.
View of the eclipse near Oklahoma City, Okla. (Facebook/Michael Burke)
The moon appears to glow red in Muscatine, Iowa. (Facebook/Paul Brooks)
Part of the moon shines bright as Tuesday morning's eclipse progressed near Blue Bell, Pa. (Facebook/Jason Ward)
Details of the moon's crater-marked surface are clearly shown in this vibrant eclipse photo, taken in Denver. (Facebook/Scott Smith)
A brilliant shot of the eclipse captured in Salt Lake City. (Facebook/Harish Narendar)
The red-orange glow of the blood moon eclipse. (Facebook/Dan Stern).
Potent thunderstorms will target part of the Plains during a time when many will be outdoors celebrating Memorial Day into the evening hours.
Despite no longer being a tropical storm or depression, Bonnie will induce daily showers and thunderstorms across the Carolinas into the middle of the week.
After a mild and dry Memorial Day, warmth will build across the northwestern United States.
Extremely heavy rain fell over the weekend in southwestern Germany, leading to dangerous and deadly flash flooding.
Northern France will remain at risk for occasional rain through the first half of the week, threatening to cause additional delays at the French Open.
Thunderstorms developing along a warm front spawned fourteen tornadoes in northeastern Texas during the last afternoon and night. Thunderstorms produced baseball size hail near Marshall, wind gusts to 77 mph at Commerce and up to five inches of rain in many locations.
Daytona Beach, FL (1997)
140 people rescued from rip currents. A man died trying to save his wife.
Vanport, OR (1948)
A railroad bed acting as a dam gave way during a flood along the Columbia River destroying the town of Vanport.