Blood Moon – Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century

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Blood Moon - Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century

Blood Moon – Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century

Blood Moon - Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century

On Friday 27thJuly 2018 sometime between 21.00 and around 22.40 the longest “blood moon” eclipse of the 21st Century took place. A blood moon occurs when the moon passes through the centre of the earth’s shadow and this was the very first central lunar eclipse since 2011.

The eclipse, or at least part of it was visible from Zurich in Switzerland, and all across Europe as well as the Middle East, Africa, Australia, most of Asia and South America.

Unlike the viewing of Solar eclipses, which are dangerous to look at without special equipment, viewing of the Blood Moon is perfectly safe to the naked eye.

Here are some tips on photographing the moon courtesy of the Daily Telegraph Australia.

Photos of the Blood Moon in Zurich by Lorenzo Borghi

Here are some photos taken by NewInZurich photographer Lorenzo Borghi:

Blood Moon - Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century

The Blood Moon between the Towers of the Grossmunster Zurich by Lorenzo Borghi

Blood Moon - Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century

Photo by Lorenzo Borghi

Blood Moon in Zurich

Photo by Lorenzo Borghi

You can find more of Lorenzo’s photos by clicking this link here.

One of our readers Marissa Lipinski also sent in her shot too:

Blood Moon in Zurich by Marissa Lipinski

Photo by Marissa Lipinski

Photos Of The Blood Moon in Zurich by Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes, who is also a photographer for NewInZurich was out capturing the colourful moon in Zurich on Friday too and he took these great shots:

Blood Moon - Longest Lunar Eclipse Tim Hughes

Photo by Tim Hughes

Blood Moon in Zurich

Photo by Tim Hughes

Blood Moon - Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century

Photo by Tim Hughes

Blood Moon - Longest Lunar Eclipse Tim Hughes

Photo by Tim Hughes

Blood Moon - Longest Lunar Eclipse Tim Hughes

Photo by Tim Hughes

 

Hope you had fun watching this unique event!

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