Pictures Of Lunar Eclipse From Around The World — December 2011

Pictures Of Lunar Eclipse From Around The World — December 2011 1
Image Credits: Farjad Zaheer

Last night, people from Eastern Africa, Europe, Asia, Pacific and Australia witnessed a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse began at 6 a.m. Pacific Standard Time and last for about 51 minutes.

According to NASA:

A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth is directly between the sun and the moon, blocking the sun’s rays and casting a shadow on the moon. As the moon moves deeper and deeper into Earth’s shadow, the moon changes color before your very eyes, turning from gray to an orange or deep shade of red.

The moon takes on this new color because sunlight is still able to pass through Earth’s atmosphere and cast a glow on the moon.

We have complied a set of pictures taken by people who were there to witness it. Meanwhile, the next lunar eclipse will occur on April 15, 2014.

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Image Credits: Farjad Zaheer
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Image Credits: Farjad Zaheer
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Image Credits: Charles Jones
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Image Credits: Charles Jones
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Image Credits: Charles Jones
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Image Credits: David Prosper
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Image Credits: Joe Lawrosky
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Image Credits: Devin Kruse
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Image Credits: Jennie Rayner
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Image Credits: Kendra Lakees
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Image Credits: Devin Kruse
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Photograph: Stephen Morrison/EPA
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Photograph: Ted S. Warren/AP
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Photograph: Channi Anand/AP
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Photograph: Darley Shen/Reuters
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Photograph: Matt Mills Mcknight/Reuters
[via Space, Guardian]