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Sydney, Australia, August 28, 2007—People in Sydney were seeing red on Tuesday night as the year's second total lunar eclipse drew a crimson curtain across the moon.

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through Earth's inner shadow, called the umbra. Sky watchers in North and South America, Australia, and eastern Asia had the best view the eclipse (see infographic).

The moon doesn't completely vanish during such a celestial event, because some sunlight is bent and scattered as it passes through Earth's atmosphere.

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—Photograph by Tim Wimborne/Reuters
 
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