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The lunar eclipse as seen from Boone.

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A time lapse of the Lunar eclipse on the evening of May 15.

BOONE — Residents in Boone and the High Country were treated to a spectacular sight Sunday night when the moon turned red.

A total lunar eclipse took place Sunday night across the world. In Boone, local photographer Rob Moore took breathtaking photos of the eclipse.

According to NASA, a lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon align so that the Moon passes into Earth’s shadow.

In a total lunar eclipse, the entire moon falls within the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, called the umbra. When the moon is within the umbra, it will turn a reddish hue, according to NASA.

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The moon turned a reddish hue during the lunar eclipse.

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The moon slowly turned different colors during the eclipse.

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As the moon moves into the inner part of the Earth’s shadow, the eclipse is created.

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As it passes through, the moon slowly returns to its normal look.

Livestreams and more information about the lunar eclipse can be found at moon.nasa.gov/news/173/livestream-the-eclipse/.

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