Photographer John Harrison captured this view of the Dec. 10 total solar eclipse above San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge
Humza Mehbub sent this composite image of the lunar eclipse from Lahore, Pakistan. The multiple exposures show Earth's shadow creeping across the moon's disk from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Lahore, when the eclipse hit its peak.
Anthony Citrano, a fashion photographer from Venice, Calif., captured this pre-dawn view of the eclipse as seen over Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains
Cartographer Michael Zeiler sent in this composite photo that captures the last partial stages of the lunar eclipse as seen from Los Alamos, N.M. "Total lunar eclipse began two minutes after sunrise where I live," Zeiler wrote. "I tried to capture a photograph of the selenelion, but missed it by a couple of minutes."
The lunar eclipse competes with the bright lights of Las Vegas in this photo from Jim Werle.
JoAnne and Michael Schnyder sent this picture of the partial eclipse from Cape Verde, Ariz. This was the view at 6:45 a.m. MT, at a stage when Earth's shadow hadn't yet completely covered the moon's disk but you could already make out the reddish eclipse glow.
For some observers in the western U.S., the eclipse provided the seemingly impossible opportunity to catch the sunrise and the moonset simultaneously - a phenomenon known as "selenelion." Adam Gray sent in these two photos that show the brightening sunrise sky in the east and the darkening moon in the west. "The marine layer started to roll in right at about the time of totality," Gray wrote.
A lunar eclipse is seen framed within Turret Arch at Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, on Dec. 10. This total lunar eclipse, which occurs when Earth gets directly between the moon and the sun, will be the last of its kind until April 2014.
Slices of image data from a series of DMSP satellite overpasses were assembled to create this picture of Earth before, during and after a total lunar eclipse on Feb. 20, 2008. The earlier overpasses are toward the right. The middle slice shows how Earth's night side looked during the partial phase, and the slice just to the left shows Earth's appearance during the total phase of the eclipse. The leftmost slices reflect how Earth looked after the eclipse.
This photo combination shows the different stages of the moon during Saturday's lunar eclipse as seen from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
A lunar eclipse and the Hollywood sign are seen from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
The earth's shadow falls on the moon as it undergoes a total lunar eclipse above the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia on Dec. 11 local time.
A partial lunar eclipse is seen near the Tokyo Tower on Dec. 10. People across Japan were in the prime viewing zone for the total eclipse.
The moon turns red as the earth passes between the moon and the sun during the total lunar eclipse, as seen from Tokyo.
The moon looms in partial eclipse, framed by an arch at Rome's ancient Colosseum on Wednesday.
The moon rises over the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv before a total lunar eclipse.
A partially eclipsed moon rises into the skies over Belgrade, Serbia, on Wednesday.
A partial lunar eclipse is seen over the village of Zejtun, lit up for its parish church feast of Saint Catherine, in the south of Malta on Wednesday.
This sequence of images shows the progress of the lunar eclipse as seen from Tel Aviv.
A lunar eclipse is seen through the Atomium monument in Brussels, which was built for a world's fair in 1958.
The lunar eclipse looms over the Castel dell Ovo (Egg Castle) in Naples, Italy.
Malaysian government officials peer at the eclipsed moon through telescopes in Putrajaya early Thursday,
A total eclipse of the Moon
This combination of pictures shows the moon in various stages of a total lunar eclipse as seen from Mexico City on Dec. 21. This eclipse takes place just hours before the December solstice, which marks the northern winter and the southern summer.
A double expousure picture shows the moon and the monument of The Savior of The World during a total lunar eclipse as seen from San Salvador, El Salvador on Dec. 21.
This combo of photos shows, left, the full moon behind clouds and, right, the earth's shadow casting over the moon a few minutes later during a lunar eclipse on early Dec. 21, seen from the northeastern German town of Petersdorf.
The moon on its way to being totally eclipsed is seen with the Chrysler Building in the foreground in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 21. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth casts its shadow on the full moon, blocking the sun's rays that otherwise reflect off the moon's surface.
A halo or icebow appears around the moon in the sky above a home in the Bronx borough of New York City Dec. 20. The phenomenon is caused by the refraction of the light of the moon by ice crystals in the air.
The moon is seen over a Christmas tree during a total lunar eclipse as seen from San Jose, Dec. 21.
The Washington Monument as the full moon is shadowed by the Earth during a total lunar eclipse on the arrival of the winter solstice, Dec. 21 in Washington D.C. From beginning to end, the eclipse lasted about three hours and twenty-eight minutes.
The volcano Teide is pictured on Dec. 21 during a total lunar eclipse, in the National Park of Teide on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife.
The Moon is engulfed in the Earth's shadow as it nears the peak of a rare winter solstice total lunar eclipse as viewed through a telescope from Palm Beach Gardens Dec. 21.
Solar Eclipse darkens Black Friday
The moon's disk takes a bite out of the sun during Friday's partial solar eclipse, as seen from Invercargill in New Zealand. The last of 2011's four solar eclipses was visible only from an area in southern latitudes taking in New Zealand, Tasmania, South Africa and Antarctica.
The partially eclipsed sun can be seen through a filter held in front of a seventh-floor window in Invercargill. Appropriate safety protection, such as specially designed solar filters, should always be used when gazing at the sun, even during a partial eclipse.
Marvel at the 'Midnight Sun' Eclipse
Photographer Bjornar G. Hansen captured this view of Wednesday's partial solar eclipse from the island of Kvaloya in arctic Norway, using a Nikon D3 camera.
The partially eclipsed sun shines through clouds over Brensholmen in the Norwegian Arctic, in a view captured by photographer Bernt Olsen.
Clouds made for a challenging view of the partial solar eclipse from Brensholmen.
Bernt Olsen says the partial solar eclipse finally peeked out from behind the clouds, allowing him to capture this view from Brensholmen in the Norwegian Arctic, using a Nikon D90 with a Sigma 70-300 lens and a "self-made" Baader film-filter.
Svetlana Kulkova took this picture of the eclipse through the smog and fog hanging over the Russian city of Bratsk, using a Canon EOS 500D with a 55-200mm lens.
The partial solar eclipse looms over the landscape of Changchun in Cina's Jilin Province.
The partially eclipsed sun is partially obscured by haze at the horizon in this view from Changchun.
This is one of a series of pictures taken from Sallatunturi, a resort in the Finnish region of Lapland. "It was the first night to observe the midnight sun, and then there was also the eclipse!" photographer B. Art Braafhart said in a note to SpaceWeather.com. "Almost perfect circumstances with some clouds. The sun tipped the horizon at the moment that the moon was covering the sun for the maximum what could be seen from my observation point. With two beautiful 'cat eyes' just above the horizon as a result."
Midnight sun eclipse. Time-lapse 1080p HD from Eivind Kolstad on Vimeo.
Check out this time-lapse video of the eclipse, as captured by Eivind Kolstad from Norway. "Most of the world will never experience the midnight sun eclipse," Kolstad writes. "Scandinavia is the only densely populated area in the world where the midnight sun eclipse can be experienced."
A March 29 image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures a "space eclipse," in which Earth's disk obscures part of the sun.
Belgian astrophotographer Thierry Legault's picture of Tuesday's partial solar eclipse also shows the International Space Station passing over the sun's disk.
Partial solar eclipse shines over Mideast, Europe
The partial solar eclipse in Locon, northern France, Jan. 4. A solar eclipse happens when the Moon swings between the Earth and the Sun.
A man watches a partial solar eclipse through a filter in Galyateto, some 62 miles east of Budapest, Jan. 4.
A seagull is silhouetted against the sun at dawn during a partial solar eclipse on Guadalmar beach in Malaga, Jan. 4. The partial eclipse will be visible near sunrise over most of Europe and northeastern Asia.
A partial solar eclipse is seen over a cross on a dome of the Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia, Jan. 4. The partial eclipse will be visible near sunrise over most of Europe and northeastern Asia.
In this picture taken through a double glazed window multiple reflections of a partial solar eclipse are seen in Stockholm, Jan. 4. Europe was given a front-row seat to the first solar eclipse of 2011 only to find that in many places a thick curtain of cloud marred the spectacle.
Venezuelan tourists watch a partial solar eclipse in front of the Giza Pyramids, Egypt, Jan. 4. A partial solar eclipse began Tuesday in the skies over the Mideast and will extend across much of Europe.
A view of a partial solar eclipse as seen from Gaza city, Jan. 4. A partial solar eclipse began Tuesday in the skies over the Mideast and will extend across much of Europe.