These Stunning Pictures Show The Blood Moon During The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century

Viewers across the globe, except in North and Central America, were treated to a "blood moon" eclipse Friday night in what experts said was the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through Earth's shadow.
Friday's celestial event lasted for nearly four hours with the moon being totally obscured by Earth's shadow for 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 57 seconds, according to the American Astronomical Society. During totality, the moon appeared reddish in color in what's known as the "blood moon" phenomenon where the moon is illuminated by sunlight filtering through Earth's atmosphere.
A blood moon rises above Germany.
A combo of six pictures shows a the eclipse in various states in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
A blood moon rises behind Hohenzollern Castle in Hechingen, Germany.
A blood moon is seen behind a dome of the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
The blood moon is seen above Petronas Twin Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The moon rises over the temple of Apollo in Corinth, Greece.
The moon turns red over the Sydney skyline in Australia.
A blood moon seen over the American Memorial of the Montsec hill in Montsec, France.

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