Photos: Total lunar eclipse creates blood moon on election day

A Beaver Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse is seen behind the Statue of Freedom atop the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building
A blood moon lunar eclipse is seen behind the Statue of Freedom atop the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building as it sets on election day.
(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)
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Early morning stargazers were treated to the last total lunar eclipse until March 2025.

If you were in Southern California, you probably didn’t see it as a fall storm brought rain and strong winds to the area.

Here’s what you missed.

Washington, D.C.

A blood moon lunar eclipse appears to hover beyond the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
A blood moon lunar eclipse appears to hover beyond the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
The full blood moon caused by the lunar eclipse is framed by the US Flags blowing in the breeze on the National Mall
The full blood moon caused by the lunar eclipse is seen as U.S. flags blow in the breeze on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
(J. David Ake / Associated Press)
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New Zealand

This combination of pictures shows the the Blood Moon during a total lunar eclipse in Christchurch, New Zealand
This combination of pictures shows the moon in various stages of the blood moon during a total lunar eclipse in Christchurch, New Zealand.
(Sanka Vidanagama / Getty Images)

Venezuela

The earth's shadow starts to cover the moon during a lunar eclipse, at a public square in Caracas, Venezuela.
Beyond Christmas lights, the Earth’s shadow starts to cover the moon during a lunar eclipse, as seen from a public square in Caracas, Venezuela.
(Matias Delacroix / Associated Press)

Japan

The Earth's shadow starts to cover the moon during a lunar eclipse in Yokohama near Tokyo.
(Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press)