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Footage of rare 'blood moon' eclipse seen in Americas

15 April 2014 Last updated at 11:15 BST

People in the Americas have been treated to a rare celestial show as the Earth's shadow fell across the Moon.

The Moon appeared to change colour from orange to blood red during a total lunar eclipse.

Science correspondent Jonathan Amos told BBC World what caused the "blood moon".

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