|Skies were clear over central Michigan as the moon went into total eclipse Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.|
October's full moon featured a total eclipse during the early-morning hours. The eclipse was visible across North America, and conditions in central Michigan were nearly perfect to watch the moon slide into the vast shadow cast by the Earth.
|The moon didn't disappear, but shown with light reflected back from the Earth's surface.|
|It turned a dark red in the skies behind Kesseler Hall at Central Michigan University,|
|The campus was quiet in the predawn darkness as the celestial show went on.|
|The moon remained in eclipse as twilight began overtaking the sky.|
|As the sun rose and the moon set, the full moon remained in shadow.|