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Total Lunar Eclipse: Minnesotans Share Images Of Sunday Night's 'Blood' Moon

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Conditions were great in Minnesota for viewing Sunday night's total lunar eclipse, and many snapped pictures of the celestial event.

The partial eclipse began around 9:30 p.m. and the maximum eclipse was reached around 11:11 p.m. If you wanted to see the entire event until the end, you had to stay up to 1:50 a.m. Monday.

During totality, the moon had a faint, reddish glow, as red wavelengths of sunlight filtered through our planet's atmosphere onto the moon's surface. This particular eclipse is called a "Super Flower Blood Moon."

Check out some pictures taken of the moon below. Share your pictures here.

Robert Scott - Hopkins
(credit: Robert Scott)

Robert Scott in Hopkins managed to take a picture while a plane was traveling across the path of the moon.


 

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(credit: Bruce Kierstead)

Bruce Kierstead in Eden Prairie captured this one.

"Plane over Edina heading in direction of MSP transits the full blood moon."


 

Brian Story
(credit: Brian Story)

A deer made a cameo in this one, from Brian Story of Maple Grove.


 

WCCO producer Mike Verlo shared this one.


 

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(credit: Gunnar Balstad)

Gunnar Balstad in Stillwater caught this very clear and close view of the moon. Here's the photography specs from Balstad: "Taken in Stillwater MN with a an 8" Meade and a Nikon D5300 with no editing!"


 

Ben Huset Eagan
(credit: Ben Huset)

Lastly, here's another close look of the blood moon, provided by Ben Huset in Eagan.

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