'Blood Moon' in Auckland Sky Wows Stargazers During Partial Lunar Eclipse

Stargazers in New Zealand marveled at the sky on the evening of November 19 as the longest partial lunar eclipse in hundreds of years saw the moon appear red.

NASA information about the eclipse says it occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so the Moon passes into Earth’s shadow.

The Moon may appear to turn red as the only sunlight reaching the Moon will have passed through Earth’s atmosphere. The phenomenon ​is also being called a Blood Moon and a Beaver Moon.

The event lasted more than three hours and 28 minutes. NASA said that there hasn’t been a longer partial lunar eclipse since 1440, and there won’t be a longer one until 2669.

Uwage Don Krishan shot this footage from Auckland, New Zealand. Credit: Uwage Don Krishan via Storyful

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