Photos: Lunar eclipse, blood moon over Tampa, world

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Early risers in the Tampa Bay region caught quite a sight over the western sky this morning.

First, they saw a full lunar eclipse around 6:25 a.m., for about an hour before sunrise. Then, they saw the orange and red hues of the blood moon as it passed through the Earth’s shadow.

The phenomenon was visible throughout much of the world, with only Europe, Africa and the eastern tip of Brazil missing the show.

If you had hoped to see it but slept in, no worries. There will be two more next year.