It's all over TV this morning, but here is another image of the lunar eclipse that occurred overnight. This was taken about 2:30am at about the peak. We often forget that there is no such thing as 'moonlight'; the moon is a totally dark object that we see because it reflects sunlight. When the earth goes between the sun and moon, the moon goes completely dark over a period of a little over an hour as the earth blocks the sunlight. When completely blocked it again becomes visible as a red, not white, object--the so-called 'blood moon'. This is because, when the alignment is perfect, the sun rays are flowing light not only on the earth, but past the edges of our earth through our atmosphere and on to the moon; this light is picking up the red/orange colors from all the sunrises/sunsets occurring all around the earth and is bent just enough by our atmosphere to bathe the moon a tinted color. As the eclipse wanes the moon moves out from behind the earth and gradually again returns to its full white color.