The moon glowed red, and Twitter erupted.
People across the world watched the rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse overnight. During the eclipse, the Earth's shadow blocked the moon, with the moon glowing as it received refracted light that spilled over the Earth's circumference.
While clouds kept some people from seeing the display live, video streams and social media provided additional viewing opportunities. The eerie and spectacular sight became a trending topic on Twitter – #BloodMoonEclipse.
Here are some of the top social media responses to the "blood moon" eclipse.
Moon Bloodgood is probably getting a lot of texts #bloodmoon— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) April 15, 2014
Going full nerd on the #BloodMoonEclipse - getting spooky right now here in hollywood...bwahaha!— Kelly Lynch (@kellylynch) April 15, 2014
Stevie Nicks must be freaking out right now. #BloodMoonEclipse— billy eichner (@billyeichner) April 15, 2014
#BloodMoon2014. What the hell will George R.R. Martin think of next?— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) April 15, 2014
Looking up at the #bloodmoon, I see Mars and another star, and realize that I live on a rock, hurtling through space. I think that's cool.— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) April 15, 2014