Blood Moon Lights Up Chicago Area Sky

The moon appeared as a blood-red orb Monday night in a colorful phase of the total lunar eclipse.

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Michael McCurry
On Monday night, a "blood moon" appeared in the sky. The blood-red color was caused by the combination of sunlight and shadow during the total lunar eclipse. In this photo from Algonquin, the red hues blend together to create a colorful orb in the night sky.
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Sheryl Smith
The "blood moon" appeared as a bright orange or red dot in the sky.
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Mike Smith
The "blood moon" as seen from North Aurora.
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The shadows against the sunlight make the moon appear blood red.
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Liana R. Pribla
The "blood moon" seen from Huntley.
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Dennis Persyk
Around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, the "blood moon" shown brightly in the sky. This photo, taken from Hampshire, shows how bright the colors were.
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Before the "blood moon" emerged, the moon appeared as a bright white light as usual.
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Cindy Spudich
The moon transformed from white to red in a single night. This photo, taken from Lake Zurich, shows the moon during the transition.
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