<p><strong>Seen in a composite picture taken from <a href="http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/places/countries/country_sweden.html">Sweden</a> on Saturday, the moon&nbsp;emerges from the <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/12/111209-lunar-eclipse-saturday-full-moon-space-science/">last total lunar eclipse for three years</a>. </strong></p><p></p> In North America, early-rising sky-watchers in the U.S. West witnessed the start of the three-and-a-half-hour moon show, beginning at 4:45 a.m. Pacific time. For most of the rest of the country, the eclipse was a nonstarter, as it occurred during daylight hours.<p></p> <p>The entire lunar eclipse was visible from East Asia, Australia, and the far western part of North America that includes Alaska and Canada's Yukon and Northwest Territories.</p> <p>In Sweden and the rest of northern <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/continents/europe/">Europe</a>, the <a href="http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system/full-moon-article.html">full moon</a> emerged from Earth's shadow as the natural satellite rose on Saturday night.</p> <p><em>—With reporting by Andrew Fazekas</em></p>

Swedish Moonballs

Seen in a composite picture taken from Sweden on Saturday, the moon emerges from the last total lunar eclipse for three years.

In North America, early-rising sky-watchers in the U.S. West witnessed the start of the three-and-a-half-hour moon show, beginning at 4:45 a.m. Pacific time. For most of the rest of the country, the eclipse was a nonstarter, as it occurred during daylight hours.

The entire lunar eclipse was visible from East Asia, Australia, and the far western part of North America that includes Alaska and Canada's Yukon and Northwest Territories.

In Sweden and the rest of northern Europe, the full moon emerged from Earth's shadow as the natural satellite rose on Saturday night.

—With reporting by Andrew Fazekas

Photograph by P-M Heden, TWAN

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