In pictures… Spectacular views of the “blood moon” eclipse around the world

The longest partial lunar eclipse in hundreds of years dazzled the night sky around the world on Friday, in an event dubbed “blood moon” because of the red fog that accompanied it.

The partial eclipse, which lasted three hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds, was the longest since February 18, 1440, according to NASA.

Spectacular views of the partial lunar eclipse could be seen in parts of the United States, Asia and South America. During the eclipse, up to 99.1 percent of the moon’s disk was within Earth’s darkest shadow, NASA said.

For those who missed this event, they will have to wait until 2669 before they can see a partial lunar eclipse longer than this. However, it is expected that there will be a total lunar eclipse of a longer duration in November next year.

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