Watch This Morning's Total Lunar Eclipse [VIDEO]

People in the Western part of the country were treated to a total lunar eclipse this morning. Luckily you don't have to be a resident of California or an early riser to see it--someone already videotaped it for you. Check it out above.

The next lunar eclipse won't be until 2014, but today's was especially cool. NASA's press release explains why:

Not only will the Moon be beautifully red, it will also be inflated by the Moon illusion. For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects. In fact, a low Moon is no wider than any other Moon (cameras prove it) but the human brain insists otherwise. To observers in the western USA, therefore, the eclipse will appear super-sized.

Well, this is as good a reason as any to listen to "Werewolves of London":

Total Eclipse of the Moon [NASA]

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Jason Howard
Jason Howard

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