Partial lunar eclipse in pictures: photos show blood red Beaver Moon

Last night, viewers were treated to the sight of the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years.

Sadly for those of us here in the UK – we weren’t able to see it.

The eclipse took place for those in North America, parts of South America, Asia and Australia. From their vantage point, the earth was between the moon and the sun, resulting in a shadow passing onto the moon.

For several hours, November’s so-called ‘Beaver Moon’ took on a reddish hue as light from the sun bent around our planet.

While the atmosphere filters out shorter, bluer wavelengths, it allows through the red and orange wavelengths.

As a result, lunar photographers around the world were able to capture these spectacular image of the Beaver ‘Blood’ Moon.







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