Last night’s lunar eclipse in 7 stunning photographs

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Earth’s shadow covers the moon during a partial lunar eclipse on Friday, November 19, 2021, in Yokohama, near Tokyo. (AP Photo / Eugene Hoshiko)PA

The “near-total” lunar eclipse was visible in many parts of the world, including North America, eastern Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, but clouds obscured it. in much of the northwest.

The eclipse lasted 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds, making it the longest in nearly 600 years, Space.com reported.

Only a small sliver of the moon was visible during the eclipse, as about 97% of the moon disappeared into Earth’s shadow as the sun and moon passed on opposite sides of the planet, EarthSky reported. The moon appeared to be a reddish-brown color as it glided through the shadows.

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The leaves of a tree are seen with a partial lunar eclipse as a backdrop on Friday, November 19, 2021, in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland. The celestial event, which occurred when the moon was obscured by Earth’s shadow, is expected to last for just over six hours, the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)PA

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Earth’s shadow covers the full moon during a partial lunar eclipse on Friday, November 19, 2021, in Kansas City, Missouri (AP Photo / Charlie Riedel)PA

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A partial lunar eclipse is observed in Manila, Philippines on Friday, November 19, 2021. (AP Photo / Aaron Favila)PA

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With the Crescent City Connection Bridge in the foreground, the Earth’s shadow creates an almost total lunar eclipse over a six-hour period, which is the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years according to NASA, in Nova Scotia. Orleans, Louisiana, Friday, November 19. , 2021. (Max Becherer / The Advocate via AP)PA

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Earth’s shadow covers the full moon during a partial lunar eclipse visible near a statue of George Washington atop the Washington Monument in Baltimore on Friday, November 19, 2021, in Baltimore. The celestial event, which occurred when the moon was obscured by Earth’s shadow, is expected to last just over six hours, the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years. The statue, sculpted by sculptor Enrico Causici, depicts Washington’s resignation as commander-in-chief, visible in a painting by artist John Trumbull. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)PA

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A partial lunar eclipse is seen behind a crane in Manila, Philippines on Friday, November 19, 2021. (AP Photo / Aaron Favila)PA

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