Photo gallery of lunar eclipse

Photo gallery of lunar eclipse
The moon begins to glow with an orange color as it enters a total lunar eclipse early Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, near Greenwater, Wash.
SEATTLE -- In case you weren't up early (or late) enough to see it, photographers around the world captured this morning's lunar eclipse.

The Earth's shadow crept across the moon's surface early Tuesday, slowly eclipsing the moon and causing it to turn shades of orange and red.

An eclipse occurs when Earth passes between the sun and the moon, blocking the sun's light. It's rare because the moon is usually either above or below the plane of Earth's orbit.

The moon emerges further out of the earth's shadow following a total lunar eclipse early Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, near Greenwater, Wash.

Various stages of the lunar eclipse are shown from Provo, Utah

The moon is seen being covered by a shadow from the earth in Bogota early Tuesday.

A fully eclipsed moon is visible over the National Weather Service Building in Norman, Okla.

The eclipsed moon emerges in a series of four photos taken in Jakarta, Indonesia.

This photo combo was shot in Panama City early Tuesday.

The eclipse is seen over Stedman, N.C., at 5:53 a.m.

The moon glowing red looms over the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, western Japan, during a lunare clipse. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

This photo was provided by the Rikubetsu Astronomy and Terrestrial Science Museum, on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido.

The moon glows orange during the eclipse, seen next to the TransAmerican Pyramid in San Francisco. (AP Photo/San Francisico Chronicle, Frederick Larson)

Chris M. took this series of photos in Puyallup, Wash.