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Sky watchers enjoyed a special viewing when a total lunar eclipse arrived early on the morning of Tuesday, April 15. This began a rare sequence of four total lunar eclipses expected over the next two years.

The eclipse began around 1 a.m. and came to an end after 3 a.m. It's called the blood moon because of its unique color -- given as the shadow of the earth blocks light from the sun.

Click here for a slideshow of photos taken around the Houston area.

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