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The lunar eclipse over the Atomium in the Belgian capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Geert Vanden Wijngaert / Associated Press

The lunar eclipse above the ancient Colosseum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO BIANCHI / REUTERS

A partial lunar eclipse is seen over the village of Zejtun, lit up for its parish church feast of Saint Catherine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI / Reuters

A view of the lunar eclipse above the bridge across the Dnieper River in the Ukrainian capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / European Pressphoto Agency

A composite of images shows the moon in various stages of a total lunar eclipse, which occurs when Earth casts its shadow over the moon. The lunar face can sometimes turn reddish, coppery-brown or orange, tinged by light from the sun that refracts as it passes through Earth's atmosphere.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AAMIR QURESHI / AFP/Getty Images

The lunar eclipse was seen in several regions, including the Middle East.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty Images

A portion of the moon crosses into Earth's shadow. The lunar eclipse lasted for 100 minutes, surpassing an eclipse in July 2000.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARSHAD ARBAB / European Pressphoto Agency

Malaysian government officials observe the moon using telescopes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD YUSNI / European Pressphoto Agency

A man walks by as a partially eclipsed moon rises in the sky.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marko Drobnjakovic / Associated Press

The moon during the total lunar eclipse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty Images

The moon during the eclipse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty Images

The moon during the eclipse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty Images

A composite of images shows the moon during the eclipse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty Images

The moon rises over the Castel dell Ovo, during the total lunar eclipse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CIRO FUSCO / European Pressphoto Agency

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An eclipse that was visible in the skies of South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe but not North America was the first full eclipse of 2011 and, at 100 minutes, was also the longest lunar eclipse in more than a decade, with a red tint due to exhaust from the erupting volcano in Chile, according to Spaceweather.com.

10 Comments

  1. June 15, 2011, 4:59 pm

    Joel 3v31 "The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord come."

    By: dunardnz @yahoo.com
  2. June 15, 2011, 5:34 pm

    AWESOME

    By: MOISES
  3. June 15, 2011, 5:58 pm

    that's pretty!

    By: sarah
  4. June 15, 2011, 6:59 pm

    lol it hasnt happened yet and im SOOOOOO tempted just 2 fly 2 africa 2 c it!

    By: deistny@yahoo.com
  5. June 15, 2011, 10:13 pm

    It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine….

    By: Matches Malone
  6. June 15, 2011, 10:34 pm

    very beautiful picture , tq for sharing

    By: alyani
  7. June 16, 2011, 1:28 am

    Incredible photography! Thanks for the full moon shots! http://filmbudget.com

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  8. June 16, 2011, 8:48 am

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