The first full moon after the Fall equinox is called the harvest moon. When the moon is at its closest point to the earth its called a super moon. Combine that with a total eclipse and a clear sky and you get a spectacular show that had people across the country standing out on their lawns.
The transition from full moon to blood red, dark moon began just after 8 P.M. central time and ended just after 11 P.M.
The red color comes from the sun’s rays being bent by the atmosphere of the earth. It’s all of the sunrises and sunsets around the world being projected on to the moon.
If you missed it, here it is in a 2 minute and 22 second time lapse video. This was shot on a Canon XF-100 in interval (time lapse) mode at one frame every two seconds.