Photo gallery: Lunar eclipse seen round the world

Spectators in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia enjoyed the longest lunar eclipse in over a decade and photographers took stunning photos.

June 16, 2011 15:45

The eclipse seen from South Korea. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Skygazers in parts of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia enjoyed a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday night, the longest in over a decade and the first total lunar eclipse of 2011.

It drew people out of their homes and onto the streets, with their eyes fixed firmly on the night sky.

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Starman says Israel has best seat for total lunar eclipse

Sky-watchers from parts of the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia all hoped for clear skies and Egyptians headed to Tahrir square to witness the rare event, while bad weather in Singapore disappointed moon-gazers who only caught a short glimpse of the event.

From Gaza to Jerusalem, and Zambia to South Africa, people enjoyed the beautiful clear eclipse which occurs when the the earth blocks the suns rays from striking the moon.

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