Partial lunar eclipse in pictures: photos show spectacular blood red Beaver Moon

The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse behind the One World Trade Center in New York
The eclipse pictured behind the One World Trade Center in New York (Getty)

Last night, viewers were treated to the sight of the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years.

Sadly for those of us here in the UK – we weren’t able to see it.

The eclipse took place for those in North America, parts of South America, Asia and Australia. From their vantage point, the earth was between the moon and the sun, resulting in a shadow passing onto the moon.

For several hours, November’s so-called ‘Beaver Moon’ took on a reddish hue as light from the sun bent around our planet.

While the atmosphere filters out shorter, bluer wavelengths, it allows through the red and orange wavelengths.

As a result, lunar photographers around the world were able to capture these spectacular image of the Beaver ‘Blood’ Moon.

The moon, with a partial lunar eclipse, is seen behind the Statue of Freedom, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC early on November 19, 2021. - The longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years, which will bathe the Moon in red, was visible for a big slice of humanity. The celestial show will see the lunar disc almost completely cast in shadow as it moves behind the Earth, reddening 99 percent of its face. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
The moon seen behind the Statue of Freedom, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC (AFP)
A shadow falls on the moon next to Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcasting tower, as the moon undergoes a partial lunar eclipse in Tokyo, Japan November 19, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato
The lunar eclipse over the Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest broadcasting tower (Reuters)
A partial lunar eclipse dubbed the 'blood' moon is seen from New York City, New York, U.S. November 19, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
The partial lunar eclipse dubbed the ‘blood’ moon seen from New York (Reuters)
epa09591068 The Moon is seen above Brisbane's Story Bridge as the earth's shadow covers the moon during a partial lunar eclipse over Brisbane, Australia, 19 November 2021. The moon will pass almost totally into the earth's shadow during the partial lunar eclipse, sometimes referred to as a 'blood moon' due to the reddish tinge. EPA/DARREN ENGLAND AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT
The red blood moon seen above Brisbane’s Story Bridge in Australia (Credits: EPA)
The earth's shadow covers the full moon during a partial lunar eclipse visible near a statue of George Washington atop Baltimore's Washington Monument, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Baltimore. The celestial event, which happened when the moon was obscured by Earth's shadow, is set to last for just over six hours, the longest lasting partial lunar eclipse in 580 years. The statue, carved by sculptor Enrico Causici, depicts Washington's resignation as commander-in-chief, which is seen on a painting by artist John Trumbull. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The earth’s shadow covers the full moon during the partial lunar eclipse near a statue of George Washington atop Baltimore’s Washington Monument (Credits: AP)
People look on by a telescope as people gather to observe a lunar eclipse from the observation deck of Roppongi Hills in Tokyo on November 19, 2021. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP) (Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images)
People look on by a telescope as people gather to observe the lunar eclipse from the observation deck of Roppongi Hills in Tokyo (AFP)
The Beaver 'blood' Moon partial lunar eclipse is seen above the Washington Monument in Washington, U.S. November 19, 2021. REUTERS/Al Drago
The Beaver ‘blood’ Moon partial lunar eclipse above the Washington Monument in Washington DC (Reuters)

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