Friday's blood moon hard to see

Photo by Yelena Kisler

Though the lunar eclipse wasn't visible in the U.S., the resulting "blood moon" could be glimpsed briefly between bouts of heavy rain and clouds. According to, "a 'blood moon' happens when Earth's moon is in full eclipse. While it has no special astronomical significance, the view in the sky is striking as the usually white-ish moon becomes red or ruddy-brown."