Hawaii Stargazers Dazzled by 'Blood Moon' Partial Lunar Eclipse

Stargazers in Hawaii marveled at the night sky late on November 18, as the longest partial lunar eclipse in hundreds of years began.

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 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.

Twitter user @artistmasa18 posted this footage showing the eclipse from Oahu, Hawaii. Credit: @artistmasa18 via Storyful

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