Dark skies and a powerful telescope gave us a good look at the blood moon of July 27, the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. For approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes the moon was in the earth's shadow and, with blue light scattered by the gases and particles in the earth's atmosphere, loomed above us in a red-orange glow. Here it is over Duisburg, Germany. If you missed it, you'll have to wait until Jan 21, 2019 for the next total lunar eclipse.
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