For the second total lunar eclipse of 2014 — a so-called blood moon — L.A. had one of the best seats in the house.
The eclipse was best seen from the Pacific Ocean and border regions, according to NASA. And some Southern Californians made sure they were awake in the wee hours to watch the shadow of Earth creep across the face of the moon.
As the L.A. Times' Deborah Netburn reported, the dramatic part of the eclipse began at 2:14 a.m. PDT, with totality at 3:25 a.m. Griffith Observatory live-streamed the eclipse, which you can watch now if you missed it the first time around. The photo gallery above shows the event step by step.