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IN PICS | How countries across the world witnessed the blood moon lunar eclipse

The longest “blood moon” eclipse this century dazzled skygazers across the globe, coinciding with Mars’ closest approach in 15 years in a thrilling celestial spectacle.

A total lunar eclipse happens when Earth takes position in a straight line between the moon and sun, blotting out the direct sunlight that normally makes our satellite glow whitish-yellow.

As Earth’s constant companion slowly sailed across the skies, crowds gathered around the world yesterday to catch a glimpse of the rare phenomenon.

A full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon before a lunar eclipse in Cape Sounion, near Athens. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A man takes pictures of the “Blood Moon” during a lunar eclipse at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, south west of Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

The moon is seen near the Illimani mountain during a full lunar eclipse in La Paz, Bolivia. REUTERS/David Mercado

A bride poses for photo during a total lunar eclipse from in Brasilia, Brazil. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A blood moon lunar eclipse is seen near Roskilde, Denmark. Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via REUTERS

The shadow of the earth can be seen covering the full moon as its colour turns red during a total lunar eclipse as seen from Sydney, Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

The moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse from Marseille, France. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

A “blood moon” is seen during a partial lunar eclipse in Skopje, Macedonia. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse over the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate Church in Amman, Jordan. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A lunar eclipse of a full “Blood Moon” rises behind the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse over Martyrs statue in Beirut, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

A full moon during an eclipse rises behind a power line in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

The moon is seen through two layers of double-glazed glass during the last moments of the lunar eclipse over Kappara, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A lunar eclipse of a full “Blood Moon” rises behind the New Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

A “Blood Moon” is seen during a lunar eclipse over Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

The full moon rises during a total eclipse above the Tour de Mayen and Tour d’Ai in the Swiss Alps in this picture taken from Chardonne near Vevey, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

An astronomy enthusiast takes a photo of the lunar eclipse of a blood moon at Marina South Pier in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

 

 

 

News credit : Indiatoday

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