LOS ANGELES- Millions across the globe were stunned by sights of the rare occurrence of moon changing color from bright orange to blood red and brown. Reports suggested that Los Angeles and Dallas were two cities which had the best views of the phenomenon.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon and the sun are on opposite sides of the Earth. This actually happens quite frequently, but it is rare for the alignment to be just right. This is the first of four total eclipses, which will take place roughly every six months for the next two years.