Last Friday night and Saturday morning, skywatchers and photographers from around the globe observed the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century.
As the moon passed through the Earth’s innermost shadow, it turned blood red due to our planet cutting off sunlight that usually gives the moon its silver colour.
The entire eclipse including partial phases lasted over six hours, and the total phase lasted for one hour and 43 minutes.
This eclipse lasted particularly long because the moon was close to its farthest point in orbit from the Earth.
The moonrise was visible from South America, West Africa, and Europe, while the totality of it was visible in Eastern and Southern Africa and Central Asia, and the moonset was visible from Eastern Asia and Australia.