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Pictures: Check out the longest lunar eclipse of the century captured around the globe

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.

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Istanbul, Turkey. Source: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Warsaw, Poland. Source: AP Photo/Kin Cheung.
Warsaw, Poland. Source: AP Photo/Kin Cheung.
Kuwait City. Source: Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images
Kuwait City, Kuwait. Source: Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images
Rome, Italy. Source: Franco Origlia/Getty Images
Rome, Italy. Source: Franco Origlia/Getty Images
Greece. Source: Aris Messinis/AFP
Athens, Greece. Source: Aris Messinis/AFP
Quanzhou, China. Source: VCG/Getty Images
Quanzhou, China. Source: VCG/Getty Images
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Hechingen, Germany. Source: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Athens, Greece. Source: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images
Athens, Greece. Source: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images
Sydney, Australia. Source: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images
Sydney, Australia. Source: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images
Jakarta, Indonesia. Source: Anton Raharjo/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Jakarta, Indonesia. Source: Anton Raharjo/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Corinth, Greece. Source: Valerie Gache/AFP
Corinth, Greece. Source: Valerie Gache/AFP
Sydney, Australia. Source: Spencer/Getty Images
Sydney, Australia. Source: Spencer/Getty Images
Rome, Italy. Source: Awakening/Getty Images
Rome, Italy. Source: Awakening/Getty Images

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