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An airplane passes the blood moon immediately after the total lunar eclipse in Erfurt, Germany.
BLOOD MOON RISING

Photos: The century’s longest lunar eclipse as captured around the world

By Akshat Rathi

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

AP Photo/Eraldo Peres
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.
AP Photo/Leo Correa
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

AP Photo/Kin Cheung
A blood moon rises during a complete lunar eclipse, in Hong Kong.

Italy

AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
A full moon rises next to the Colosseum during a complete lunar eclipse, in Rome.

Malaysia

AP Photo/Yam G-Jun
A full moon sets over Petronas Twin Tower during a complete lunar eclipse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Maldives

Poland

AP Photo/Alik Keplicz
A blood moon rises next to the statue of Nike, the goddess of victory, during a complete lunar eclipse in Warsaw, Poland.

Spain

AP Photo/Francisco Seco
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

Akshat Rathi
Senior reporter
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