The eclipse seen from South Korea.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
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.
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It drew people out of their homes and onto the streets, with their eyes fixed firmly on the night sky.
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.