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Blood Red Moon: Total Eclipse Is Quite A Show

The moon was turned red during the eclipse, as this view from Skopje, Macedonia, shows. Boris Grdanoski /AP hide caption

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Boris Grdanoski /AP

The moon was turned red during the eclipse, as this view from Skopje, Macedonia, shows.

Boris Grdanoski /AP

Wednesday's total eclipse of the moon, which we previewed, didn't disappoint.

As The Associated Press writes, "Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it blood red for some viewers."

Indeed, check out this set of photos taken in Macedonia:

Four photos showing the change as the eclipse occurred. Taken from Skopje, Macedonia. Boris Grdanoski /AP hide caption

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Boris Grdanoski /AP

And this video from Russia Today:

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The celestial show couldn't be seen from North America.