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Blood moon picture sent in by KHQ viewer Gary in Athol. Blood moon picture sent in by KHQ viewer Gary in Athol.
This map shows the best areas for viewing the lunar eclipse. (MAP Courtesy of NASA) This map shows the best areas for viewing the lunar eclipse. (MAP Courtesy of NASA)
Photo of Blood Moon from Gary Peterson Photo of Blood Moon from Gary Peterson
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SPOKANE, Wash. - Wednesday, October 8th marked the second lunar eclipse of 2014. It was the final "blood moon" of the year and it was visible in the United States and Canada early in the morning. The eclipse started around 3:25 a.m. our time and lasted for about an hour. 

Full lunar eclipses are called "blood moons" because of the reddish tint they adopt as sunsets and sunrises seen from Earth reflect onto the surface of the moon. The last blood moon we had happened back on April 15, and because the moon is closer to Earth this time, it will appear 5.3 percent larger. 

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