A coppery moon graced skies around the world early Wednesday morning, and many Scientific American readers got a great view. Below are some of the best reader photos of the October 8, 2014 total lunar eclipse, when the moon briefly passed into the shadow Earth cast. During a total lunar eclipse, the sun and moon are 180 degrees apart, on either side of our planet. The sun's bending rays travel through our atmosphere to reach the darkened moon, giving it a reddish hue. These impressive photos came from around the United States and Australia.