Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse In 580 Years!

The longest partial lunar eclipse on November 19 occurred after 580 years which turned the moon into blood red when Earth’s shadow covered nearly all of it.

NASA stated that the earlier longest partial lunar eclipse was last seen on February 18, 1440.

Please click on the images for a look at stunning images of the lunar phenomenon from aross the world.

IMAGE: A shadow falls on the moon as it undergoes a partial lunar eclipse as seen from San Salvador, El Salvador. Photograph: Jose Cabezas/Reuters


IMAGE: A lunar eclipse rises over the skyline of Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters


IMAGE: The Beaver ‘blood’ Moon partial lunar eclipse is seen above the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. Photograph: Al Drago/Reuters


IMAGE: Also dubbed as the ‘blood’ moon, a view from New York City. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters


IMAGE: A shadow falls on the moon, as seen beside the world’s tallest broadcasting tower, Tokyo Skytree. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters


IMAGE: From Gran Torre building in Santiago, Chile. Photograph: Pablo Sanhueza/Reuters


IMAGE: A visual from between the office buildings in Tokyo. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters


IMAGE: The phenomenon observed in Tokyo. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters


IMAGE: One more glimpse of the eclipse from Tokyo. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters


IMAGE: View of the Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest broadcasting tower. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters


IMAGE: A woman watches the sun, mistakenly expecting an eclipse, in Catania, Italy. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters


IMAGE: From Gifu castle in Gifu, central Japan. Photograph: Kyodo /via Reuters


Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com

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