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Today's Lunar Eclipse Looked Spectacular

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There was a total lunar eclipse just now. The blood moon! And boy, did it look amazing.

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As reported on USA Today, the entire eclipse was only viewable in parts of eastern Asia, Hawaii, parts of Australia and New Zealand as well the Western portion of North America.

Most of Japan was able to see the full eclipse, and people gathered outside to watch this year's last lunar eclipse. The below photo was taken at 6:51pm Japan Time by Kyoto-based game developer Dylan Cuthbert of Q-Games. This is just as the eclipse was getting underway.

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Note that in Japanese, a lunar eclipse is called "gesshoku" (月食) and literally refers to eating the moon.

And, of course, many people in Japan were kind enough to upload their photos to Twitter for all to see. In case you were sleeping, or lived in an area that couldn't witness the eclipse, have a look.

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And, of course, there were people having fun with the lunar eclipse, posting stuff like this:

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DISCUSSION

It's actually still going on. It's just not a total eclipse anymore. Anyone who is in the viewing areas should go try to see it. It looks kinda sideways Cheshire Cat smile.