The total lunar eclipse taking place on Wesnesday, June 15 (2011) is considered the most beautiful and the longest eclipses of the moon in the past 11 years that people have not seen in a decade long. The fantastic lunar eclipse, which lasted three hours and 40 minutes, was visible almost over 100 minutes in many parts of the world from Asia to Europe and Africa. The beautiful and rare moment was seen first by people in Australia, Singapore and India. The most spectacular part of lunar eclipse is when the moon turns into orange or reddish hue thanks to the Sun ray passing through Earth’s atmosphere. The most recent longest total lunar eclipse lasted 107 minutes in 2000 and the next one will not occur until 2018.
A chain of photos shows gradual total lunar eclipse transformation in the sky of Belgrade
The lunar eclipse turns into orange above the church of Saint Catherine in the village of Zejtun
The half moon is seen over the sky of Cairo. During the total lunar eclipse, the earth is set directly between the sun and the moon
A lunar eclipse looks bright and mysterious over the Atomium in Brussels on early Thursday
The half moon is seen from a touch at Three Powers Square, Brasilia, Brazil
The total lunar eclipse is seen in Frankfurt, Germany
The moon is totally red in the sky of Nairobio, Kenya
The total eclipse is visible in most corners of Asia. The above deep orange glow is taken in Manila, Philippines.
The group of five pictures features total lunar eclipse in Belgrade Serbia frim 20:30 and 21:30 local time
The moon is brightened deep orange above a bridge over the Dnieper River in Ukraine
A red moon rises over Egg Castle in Italy