Watch the three most recent total lunar eclipses -- and a NASA-supplied animation of how, exactly, a lunar eclipse works -- below.
1. Feb. 20, 2008
Recorded with still images, this beautiful time-lapse video shows the last total lunar eclipse in just 30 seconds.
2. Aug. 28, 2007
Captured through a telescope in Hawaii, this time-lapse video took images every five minutes and helpfully displays the time to give you an idea of how long a lunar eclipse takes.
3. March 3, 2007, as seen from New Jersey
Another time-lapse video shows the second half of the March 2007 lunar eclipse, which began just after sunset in New Jersey.
4. March 3, 2007, as seen from the United Kingdom
See the same eclipse, this time from the other side of the Atlantic: An amateur astronomer from the United Kingdom captured this perspective.
5. NASA simulation
In this animation, the folks from NASA demonstrate exactly how a lunar eclipse works.
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