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Tenerife, Canary Islands

This combination of 14 pictures put together in Photoshop and taken on July 27, 2018, shows the moon during a total lunar eclipse near La Puente, on the island of Tenerife. (Photo: Desiree Martin/AFP/Getty Images)

Longest "blood moon" eclipse this century dazzles skygazers

Curiosity and awe have greeted a complete lunar eclipse, the longest one of this century and visible in much of the world.

The so-called “blood moon,” when it turns a deep red, was visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth’s shadow on the moon.

The total eclipse lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours. (AP)

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