PHOTOS: Shortest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

Saturday's total lunar eclipse was the third in a rare series of four consecutive total eclipses, known as a "tetrad." Don't worry if you missed this eclipse. The next eclipse will occur on Sept. 28, 2015.

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The 2014-15 tetrad is unique because all four of the total eclipses are visible in "all or parts of the USA," according to NASA.
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In this composite image the moon is seen as it emerges from a total lunar eclipse on April 4, 2015 in Surabaya, Indonesia. A total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon because of the red color that is cast upon it by light refracting in Earth's atmosphere. The lunar eclipse, resulting in the moon appearing to be an orange-red colour is due to a perfect alignment of the Sun, Earth and Moon, otherwise known as syzygy, and this is the first of four in a rare Tetrad of eclipses over the next two years.
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The moon is seen behind downtown high-rise buildings during the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century before dawn on April 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The eclipse, with the moment of totality lasting only about five minutes, is particularly brief because the moon is passing through the upper part of the Earth's circular shadow rather than across the middle, which would have made it last longer.
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A lunar eclipse is visible behind the Plubplachai temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, April 4, 2015.
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Shanna Mendiola
A view of the total lunar eclipse on Saturday, April 4, 2015, as seen from Los Angeles.
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A partially eclipsed full moon sets behind a statue of a Kansa Indian at the Kansas Statehouse, Saturday, April 4, 2015 in Topeka, Kansas.
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A later view of the total lunar eclipse from Los Angeles on Saturday, April 4, 2015.
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A lunar eclipse is seen beside a clock tower at Marina Beach in Chennai, India, Saturday, April 4, 2015.
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NBC4 viewer James Dunn submitted this photo of the lunar eclipse on Saturday, April 4, 2015. During a total eclipse, the moon turns sunset-red for up to an hour, when it's known as a "blood moon."
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NBC4 viewer Steve Rider submitted this photo of the lunar eclipse approaching totality on Saturday, April 4, 2015.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 4: The moon is seen behind downtown high-rise buildings during the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century before dawn on April 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The eclipse, with the moment of totality lasting only about five minutes, is particularly brief because the moon is passing through the upper part of the Earth's circular shadow rather than across the middle, which would have made it last longer. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA - APRIL 04: The moon is seen as it emerges from a total lunar eclipse on April 4, 2015 in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. A total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon because of the red color that is cast upon it by light refracting in Earth's atmosphere. (Photo by Junaidi Hanafiah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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The moon is seen as it emerges from a total lunar eclipse on April 4, 2015 in Surabaya, Indonesia.
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Here, the lunar eclipse is seen in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada.
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A blood red moon lights up the sky during a total lunar eclipse on April 4, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.
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