The 21st century’s longest lunar eclipse—lasting an hour and 43 minutes—is over. Observers in London, like myself, only saw clouds. Others around the world were luckier, and many captured spectacular photos of this rare celestial event.
Here are some of the best from around the world:
Australia Brazil A blood moon rises in front of the statue of the founder of the federal capital, President Juscelino Kubitschek, during a complete lunar eclipse in Brasilia, Brazil.
AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo
A blood moon rises at Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In this long exposure photo, airplane navigation lights form a line crossing the blood moon, as it rises next to Sugar Loaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Germany Hong Kong A blood moon rises during a complete lunar eclipse, in Hong Kong. Italy A full moon rises next to the Colosseum during a complete lunar eclipse, in Rome. Malaysia A full moon sets over Petronas Twin Tower during a complete lunar eclipse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Maldives Poland A blood moon rises next to the statue of Nike, the goddess of victory, during a complete lunar eclipse in Warsaw, Poland. Spain People watch from atop a hill a red moon during a complete lunar eclipse at the Tio Pio park in Madrid. South Africa United Kingdom The International Space Station