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Stunning Video Shows Three Lunar Eclipses Over Los Angeles

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Did the clouds ruin your chance at viewing the super blood moon eclipse on Sunday night? It's too bad, since the next "supermoon" eclipse won't come back until 2033. This video kind of makes up for it, though, since it takes time-lapsed footage of three of the last four lunar eclipses and puts them together into this very pretty supercut. After all, 3 > 1.

The first one in the sequence was Sunday's supermoon eclipse, which uploader Kevin Greene shot from Los Liones Canyon in Pacific Palisades, he says on reddit. The other two are from April 14 of last year (shot from the top of Mt. Wilson) and from April of this year (shot from Lincoln Heights).

Yes, the moon is a little small in the videos, but the videos are quite dramatic. You can see path the moon takes as it moves through the vast night sky, which makes for a pretty canvas.

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A perusal of his YouTube account uncovers other goodies, such as this lengthier cut of Sunday's super blood moon:

The blue moon from July:

The moon setting over downtown LA and Comet PANSTARRS:

And finally, this beautiful shot of the Milky Way over the Sierra Nevadas:

Nice work, Kevin!