Time-lapse video: ‘Blood moon’ lunar eclipse

A "blood moon' lunar eclipse seen in West Michigan on April 15, 2014.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) –- While much of West Michigan was sleeping, what’s known as a “blood moon” graced the skies above overnight.

Between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Tuesday, a total lunar eclipse turned the moon a coppery red color.

Photos: The Blood Moon lunar eclipse

An eclipse happens two to three times each year when the sun, Earth and full moon line up so that the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow.

While clouds made it difficult to see the entire lunar eclipse in the area, another ‘blood moon’ could be visible in West Michigan in October.

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