Lunar eclipse in Asia and the Americas

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Lunar Eclipse/Blood Moon: September 8, 2014
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NAGOYA, JAPAN - OCTOBER 09: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) The moon is seen by the clocktower at Nagoya University lit by blue LED on October 9, 2014 in Nagoya, Japan. A total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon because of the red color that is cast upon it by light refracting in Earth's atmosphere. The lunar eclipse, resulting in the moon appearing to be an orange-red colour is due to a perfect alignment of the Sun, Earth and Moon, otherwise known as syzygy, and this is the first of four in a rare Tetrad of eclipses over the next two years. Professors at Nagoya University just received Nobel Physic Prize for inventing blue LED. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
A total lunar eclipse is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo, on October 8, 2014. In Tokyo's Roppongi fashion and entertainment district, enthusiasts were planning to perform yoga exercises under the blood moon. Many others had climbed atop the city's skyscrapers to view the sky. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
A lunar eclipse is seen in Tokyo on October 8, 2014. In Tokyo's Roppongi fashion and entertainment district, enthusiasts were planning to perform yoga exercises under the blood moon. Many others had climbed atop the city's skyscrapers to view the sky. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
The moon appears to be to have an orange-red hue as the earth's shadow covers the moon during a total lunar eclipse, in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California October 8, 2014. A total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon because of the red color that is cast upon it by light refracting in Earth's atmosphere. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
The moon appears to be to have an orange-red hue as the earth's shadow covers the moon during a total lunar eclipse, in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California October 8, 2014. A total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon because of the red color that is cast upon it by light refracting in Earth's atmosphere. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A total lunar eclipse is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo, on October 8, 2014. In Tokyo's Roppongi fashion and entertainment district, enthusiasts were planning to perform yoga exercises under the blood moon. Many others had climbed atop the city's skyscrapers to view the sky. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
A lunar eclipse is seen between two buildings in Tokyo, on October 8, 2014. In Tokyo's Roppongi fashion and entertainment district, enthusiasts were planning to perform yoga exercises under the blood moon. Many others had climbed atop the city's skyscrapers to view the sky. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
A total lunar eclipse is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo, on October 8, 2014. In Tokyo's Roppongi fashion and entertainment district, enthusiasts were planning to perform yoga exercises under the blood moon. Many others had climbed atop the city's skyscrapers to view the sky. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
A total lunar eclipse is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo, on October 8, 2014. In Tokyo's Roppongi fashion and entertainment district, enthusiasts were planning to perform yoga exercises under the blood moon. Many others had climbed atop the city's skyscrapers to view the sky. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
A total lunar eclipse is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo, on October 8, 2014. In Tokyo's Roppongi fashion and entertainment district, enthusiasts were planning to perform yoga exercises under the blood moon. Many others had climbed atop the city's skyscrapers to view the sky. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO - OCTOBER 8: A view of the 'Blood Moon' taken from Highlands Ranch early October 8, 2014. The second blood moon of the year will light up the sky early Wednesday morning in North America, where it will be most visible from the Pacific coast, according to NASA. The Earth will position itself between the sun and the moon, creating a full lunar eclipse with a majestic red hue. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08: The earth's shadow starts to cover the full moon during a lunar eclipse October 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. A total lunar eclipse was visible at moonset for most of North America. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08: The earth's shadow covers the full moon during a lunar eclipse October 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. A total lunar eclipse was visible at moonset for most of North America. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08: A commercial Airliner on approach to Reagan National Airport flies past the full moon during a lunar eclipse October 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. A total lunar eclipse was visible at moonset for most of North America. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08: The earth's shadow starts to cover the full moon during a lunar eclipse October 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. A total lunar eclipse was visible at moonset for most of North America. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08: The earth's shadow covers the full moon during a lunar eclipse October 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. A total lunar eclipse was visible at moonset for most of North America. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
A plane flies before the moon at the beginning of a total lunar eclipse in Yokkaichi, central Japan, on October 8, 2014. In Tokyo's Roppongi fashion and entertainment district, enthusiasts were planning to perform yoga exercises under the blood moon. Many others had climbed atop the city's skyscrapers to view the sky. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
A lunar eclipse is seen taking place from Yokkaichi, central Japan, on October 8, 2014. In Tokyo's Roppongi fashion and entertainment district, enthusiasts were planning to perform yoga exercises under the blood moon. Many others had climbed atop the city's skyscrapers to view the sky. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
A plane flies before the moon at the beginning of a total lunar eclipse in Yokkaichi, central Japan, on October 8, 2014. In Tokyo's Roppongi fashion and entertainment district, enthusiasts were planning to perform yoga exercises under the blood moon. Many others had climbed atop the city's skyscrapers to view the sky. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 07: The moon rises behind the turbines of Whitelees Windfarm on October 7, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Whitelee Wind farm is the largest windfarm in the UK. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 07: The moon rises behind the turbines of Whitelees Windfarm on October 7, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.Whitelee Wind farm is the largest windfarm in the UK. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 8: A religious cross is seen as the moon is illuminated by sunlight reflected off the Earth during a total lunar eclipse, one of four so-called 'blood moons', on October 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The first in the current tetrad of blood moons fell on Passover and the current eclipse occurs on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the fifth day after Yom Kippur, leading some religious people to believe that it is a prophetic sign of the end times of civilization. This blood moon appears 5.3% larger than the last one on April 15 because it occurs right after the perigee, the closest point in its orbit to the Earth. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 8: The moon is illuminated by sunlight reflected off the Earth during a total lunar eclipse, one of four so-called 'blood moons', on October 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The first in the current tetrad of blood moons fell on Passover and the current eclipse occurs on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the fifth day after Yom Kippur, leading some religious people to believe that it is a prophetic sign of the end times of civilization. This blood moon appears 5.3% larger than the last one on April 15 because it occurs right after the perigee, the closest point in its orbit to the Earth. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 8: A religious cross is seen as the moon is illuminated by sunlight reflected off the Earth during a total lunar eclipse, one of four so-called 'blood moons', on October 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The first in the current tetrad of blood moons fell on Passover and the current eclipse occurs on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the fifth day after Yom Kippur, leading some religious people to believe that it is a prophetic sign of the end times of civilization. This blood moon appears 5.3% larger than the last one on April 15 because it occurs right after the perigee, the closest point in its orbit to the Earth. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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TOKYO (AP) -- Evening viewers in much of Asia and early risers in parts of the Americas were treated to a stunning lunar eclipse on Wednesday, though clouds obscured it for some.

Lucky ones saw the moon turn orange or red in what is known as a "blood moon." The hue results from sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere.

At the Sydney Observatory in Australia, whoops of joy erupted as the moon made a brief appearance.

"Very spectacular," Sydney Observatory astronomer Geoff Wyatt said. "The cloud certainly got in the way, but we've seen it during totality and of course that's always the highlight - to see that lovely, reddish-brown color."

In Australia's capital, Canberra, Rachel Buckley watched the event from her driveway.

"It looked small, but very, very clear and really orange, I thought - blood orange," she said. "It was quite exciting, pretty amazing to see . because it's not very often you get to see that."

In Japan, clear skies turned partly cloudy as the eclipse progressed, but people who gathered on the rooftops of skyscrapers in Tokyo saw the moon turn a rusty brown when the clouds cleared.

Check out some amazing supermoon photos from the last occurrence:

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Lunar eclipse in Asia and the Americas
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: The moon shines through the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on August 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. . In yesterday's second supermoon of the summer, the moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: The moon shines through the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on August 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. . In yesterday's second supermoon of the summer, the moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: The moon shines through the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on August 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. . In yesterday's second supermoon of the summer, the moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: The moon shines through the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on August 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. . In yesterday's second supermoon of the summer, the moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: The moon shines over the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on August 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. . In yesterday's second supermoon of the summer, the moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: The moon shines over the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on August 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. . In yesterday's second supermoon of the summer, the moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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