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See it! Best photos of October 8 total lunar eclipse

A beautiful total lunar eclipse. Thanks to all who posted at EarthSky Facebook and G+!

Total eclipse of the moon by John W. Johnson in Nebraska, with the Virtual Telescope Project

Total eclipse of the moon by John W. Johnson in Nebraska, with the Virtual Telescope Project

Jean Napp wrote,

Jean Napp wrote, “I was working through my photos of the eclipse and noticed the pale blue dot to the left of the moon: Uranus!” Cool! Thanks, Jean!

Lunar eclipse on the night of October 8, 2014.  The object to the left is the planet Uranus!  This beautiful photo is by Janey Wing Kenyon of Story, Wyoming.

Janey Wing Kenyon of Story, Wyoming caught Uranus to the left of the moon, too. Beautiful shot!

Photo by Stephanie Longo, who wrote,

Photo by Stephanie Longo, who wrote,”We didn’t think we’d be able to see the eclipse at all because the sky was covered with clouds when we went to bed. At 2 AM, however, the clouds had disappeared. Only a thin haze was left at the horizon.”

Mike Mezeul II shared this great eclipse pic at EarthSky Facebook.  Read more about this image.

Mike Mezeul II shared this great eclipse pic at EarthSky Facebook. Read more about this image.

Ockert le Roux wrote:

Here’s another beautiful composite from Ockert le Roux, who wrote: “On Wednesday evening most of south and east Australia was covered in cloud as a frontal system moved across. One of the few areas that were not clouded over, was Mount Gambier, second largest city in the state of South Australia. It is mid-spring in this part of the world, and the city is surrounded by golden fields of canola (rapeseed) in full bloom.”

Total eclipse from Kopperl, Texas by Garry Snow

Total eclipse from Kopperl, Texas by Garry Snow

“Jewel in the Sky above the elms. Oct 8th 6.51 am Toronto.” By Lunar 101-Moonbook

October 8 lunar eclipse as captured by Erin Mohr Bianco in Maryland.

October 8 lunar eclipse as captured by Erin Mohr Bianco in Maryland.

Eclipse collage from Some Guy with a Camera in Queensland, Australia

Cool eclipse collage from Some Guy with a Camera in Queensland, Australia

Deep partial eclipse seen in  Querétaro, Mexico by Antonio (@adieon on Twitter).

Deep partial eclipse seen in Querétaro, Mexico by Antonio (@adieon7 on Twitter).

As the eclipse deepens, you could begin to see some subtle colors in the shadowed portion of moon.  Photo by Chris Calubaquib (@ChrisAstro on Twitter)

As the eclipse deepened, you could begin to see some subtle colors in the shadowed portion of moon. Photo from Los Angeles by Chris Calubaquib (@ChrisAstro on Twitter)

Almost gone ... Photo by Chris Calubaquib (@ChrisAstro on Twitter)

Almost gone … Photo from Los Angeles by Chris Calubaquib (@ChrisAstro on Twitter)

Even from light-polluted areas -and in places where there were scattered clouds - many who tried saw the eclipse.  Photo by Oonagh Turitto in New York City

Even from light-polluted areas -and in places where there were scattered clouds – many who tried saw the eclipse. Photo by Oonagh Turitto in New York City

Photo from Mexico by Antonio

Photo from Querétaro, Mexico by Antonio (@adieon7 on Twitter).

Eclipse mosaic by Don Hartsaw

Eclipse mosaic by Don Hartsaw

Totality as seen in Bethel, Alaska by JoeJoe Prince.

Totality as seen in Bethel, Alaska by JoeJoe Prince.

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