A total lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon passes into Earth’s shadow and is blocked from the sun’s rays that normally illuminate it. During an eclipse, the sun, Earth and moon line up, leaving a darkened moon visible to observers on the night side of the planet.

The moon doesn’t go black because indirect sunlight still reaches it after passing through the Earth’s atmosphere.

Last night’s total eclipse phase lasted nearly an hour. Earth’s shadow began to blot out the moon around 10 p.m

Here are some photos I took from my roof.