Skygazers in Oman watch Blood Moon

Stages Of A Total Lunar Eclipse

He said: "I shot a time-lapse video of the Blood Moon and lunar eclipse in the wilayat of Ibri from 11.30pm until 12am".

While this morning's lunar eclipse was long, they can be longer - up to one hour and 47 minutes. To some doomsaying YouTube preachers, on the other hand, it's a terrifying example of a "blood moon", and it may be the last one we ever see in this or any century.

The eclipse will have been visible from Africa to the Middle East, Europe, Russia, India, and Australia.

Unfortunately for us here in MI, this eclipse will only be visible in the Southern Hemisphere.

"We wanted the community to be part of the historic occasion".

Across the world, from the Taj Mahal to the Eiffel Tower, people will be turning their eyes to the sky, hoping to see the blood moon, which appears orange, brown or crimson as sunlight is bent through the earth's atmosphere.

A full moon during an eclipse rises behind a power line in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The best views were in Western Australia because it was still dark during the lunar eclipse process.

Eclipses have inspired awe and terror throughout history.

Andrew Fabian, professor of astronomy at the University of Cambridge, explained how the Moon took on the red hue.

He said the moon would begin to enter earth's shadow (known as the penumbra) around 5.15am and would gradually dim until about 6.25am. These red rays are always cast into the space behind Earth, but they are normally drowned out by the sun's direct light.

According to astronomers, the phenomenon also saw mars move close to earth, making it brighter and bigger than usual. This will make the Red Planet appear slightly larger, but most notably brighter in the sky.

Millions of Americans watched the first solar eclipse visible from the US since 1979 last August. The next lunar eclipse is scheduled for January 21, 2019.

Scientists describe a total lunar eclipse as a "freak of cosmic happenstance". Skywatchers around much of the world are looking forward to a complete lunar eclipse that will be the longest this century, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Children born today will be 105 years old at that time.

Of the 7.4 billion people on Earth, about 7 billion people could - in theory - see the eclipse, except for those in North America and Greenland, where time of day didn't allow. It is expected to last for at least two hours.

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