Lunar eclipse turns moon red over Rochester

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Two viewers, Nicole Thering and Cole Adams, sent in photos of the total lunar eclipse that happened at 10:27 p.m. on Sunday. The eclipse turned the moon red in color.

A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth aligns between the sun and the moon as the moon is full, casting a shadow on the moon’s surface.

Sunday’s lunar eclipse was visible in Rochester, along with other parts of the eastern United States, South America, Africa, and Western Europe, according to NBC News.

The Rochester Institute of Technology and the Rochester Museum & Science Center both hosted events to watch the eclipse.