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33 Spectacular Photos Of The Longest Full ‘Blood Moon’ Of The Century

It was quite the celestial treat.

The spectacular full “blood moon” came and went on Friday night, and the world didn’t end, despite some prophecies.

Sadly, the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century wasn’t visible from the U.S. (although one on Jan. 19, 2019, will be visible from across North America). So, to make up for it, here are 33 stunning photographs taken by stargazers across Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia:

Behind the silhouette of a man riding a bicycle in Van, Turkey.
Behind the silhouette of a man riding a bicycle in Van, Turkey.
This combination photo shows the lunar eclipse from a blood moon (top left) back to full moon (bottom right) in the sky over
This combination photo shows the lunar eclipse from a blood moon (top left) back to full moon (bottom right) in the sky over Frankfurt, Germany.
Rising beside a statue of the ancient Greek god Apollo in central Athens, Greece.
Rising beside a statue of the ancient Greek god Apollo in central Athens, Greece.
An Emirati man uses a telescope to take a picture of the lunar eclipse of a full "Blood Moon" at Al Sadeem Observatory in Al
An Emirati man uses a telescope to take a picture of the lunar eclipse of a full "Blood Moon" at Al Sadeem Observatory in Al Wathba near Abu Dhabi.
Over Frankfurt, Germany.
Over Frankfurt, Germany.
Next to the statue of the ancient Greek goddess Irine in Athens, Greece.
Next to the statue of the ancient Greek goddess Irine in Athens, Greece.
People shine laser lights toward the moon in the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo.
People shine laser lights toward the moon in the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo.
The "Blood Moon" is seen over Jerusalem.
The "Blood Moon" is seen over Jerusalem.
People in a field watch the moon over the skyline of Frankfurt, Germany.
People in a field watch the moon over the skyline of Frankfurt, Germany.
The moon passes over an Armenian Apostolic Church cathedral in Yerevan.
The moon passes over an Armenian Apostolic Church cathedral in Yerevan.
The moon rises behind the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
The moon rises behind the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
Seen in the southern Bavarian village of Raisting, near Munich.
Seen in the southern Bavarian village of Raisting, near Munich.
Next to the old city hall in Munich.
Next to the old city hall in Munich.
A sinking "blood moon" is seen after a full lunar eclipse in the southern Bavarian village of Raisting, near Munich.
A sinking "blood moon" is seen after a full lunar eclipse in the southern Bavarian village of Raisting, near Munich.
People gather to watch the moon in Melbourne, Australia.
People gather to watch the moon in Melbourne, Australia.
This combination of 14 pictures shows the moon during a total lunar eclipse near to La Puente town on the Spanish Canary Isla
This combination of 14 pictures shows the moon during a total lunar eclipse near to La Puente town on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife.
The eclipse alongside a sculpture by American artist Jonathan Borofsky in Strasbourg, eastern France. 
The eclipse alongside a sculpture by American artist Jonathan Borofsky in Strasbourg, eastern France. 
Behind a silhouette in Bingol, Turkey.
Behind a silhouette in Bingol, Turkey.
Beside the dome of the Wilayah mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Beside the dome of the Wilayah mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
As it passes by Kuwait Towers in Kuwait City.
As it passes by Kuwait Towers in Kuwait City.
In Rome.
In Rome.
Over the church of San Giuseppe Falegname in Rome.
Over the church of San Giuseppe Falegname in Rome.
Behind the silhouette of an airplane in Van, Turkey.
Behind the silhouette of an airplane in Van, Turkey.
Rising behind the Hohenzollern Castle in Hechingen, Germany.
Rising behind the Hohenzollern Castle in Hechingen, Germany.
In Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Administered Kashmir.
In Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Administered Kashmir.
Over the Qolsharif Mosque in Kazan, Russia.
Over the Qolsharif Mosque in Kazan, Russia.
Behind the Colosseum in Rome.
Behind the Colosseum in Rome.
Over Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.
Over Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.
Above the skyscrapers of Hong Kong.
Above the skyscrapers of Hong Kong.
Another shot of the moon over the Qolsharif Mosque in Kazan, Russia.
Another shot of the moon over the Qolsharif Mosque in Kazan, Russia.
In Cierna Nad Tisou, Slovakia.
In Cierna Nad Tisou, Slovakia.
From the eastern Turkish city of Tunceli.
From the eastern Turkish city of Tunceli.
Over the Festung Hohensalzburg castle in Salzburg, Austria.
Over the Festung Hohensalzburg castle in Salzburg, Austria.
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