April 15th, 2014
08:03 AM ET

'Blood Moon' Explained

Last night, millions had the chance to see a total lunar eclipse across North America.

With the peak viewing just before 4am on the East Coast, it was early-risers and night-owls who enjoyed the celestial show.

"At 3:46 this morning, we were lucky enough to see the peak of the blood moon," reports CNN's Indra Petersons"A total eclipse that makes the moon appear bright orange. It's like seeing all the sunsets on earth projected on the moon at once!  This is the first in a unique series of 4 total eclipses that will be visible from all parts of the US in the next year and a half."

Did you stay up to see it?

Some of our fans sent in their photos to our CNN iReport assignment. Take a look below:

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Also, if you want to catch the entire lunar eclipse in a minute, see here:

And even MORE images can be viewed here in this CNN Image GALLERY.

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