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Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse Delights Skygazers

Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse Delights SkygazersCentury’s Longest Lunar Eclipse Delights Skygazers

A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth's shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century.

From the Cape of Good Hope to the Middle East, and from the Kremlin to Sydney Harbor, thousands of people turned their eyes to the stars to watch the moon, which turned dark before shining orange, brown and crimson in the shadow. The total eclipse lasted 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, though a partial eclipse preceded and followed, meaning the moon spent a total of nearly 4 hours in the Earth's umbral shadow, according to NASA as cited by Reuters.

 

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