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Did you see the blood moon? Matt did (and tweeted it)

April 15, 2014 at 8:04 AM ET

If the moon was looking a little red to you last night, you don't need to get your eyes checked. You were seeing what's known as a blood moon, which occurs during a total lunar eclipse.

The shadow cast by the eclipse dulls the moon's usual glow and light shimmering through earth's atmosphere creates the red tint.

As the moon became visible across the U.S. Tuesday morning between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., people quickly began sharing their photos of the phenomenon online.

Even Matt Lauer, on vacation in Antigua, got in on the action. Check out one of his seven (yes, seven) blood moon tweets below.

Did you get any pictures of the blood moon? Share them on Facebook or Twitter using #OrangeRoom. Here are some of the great shots viewers have sent in so far. 


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