Century's longest ''Blood Moon'' eclipse in Turkey's Van province

Lunar Eclipse 2018: The Most Awe-Inspiring Photos

The longest 'Blood Moon' of the century lights up the skies around the world.

The ‘Blood Moon’ has risen, and with it, millions of people from around the world were given the chance to watch a rare celestial event unfold before their eyes.

Today’s total lunar eclipse — during which the Earth's shadow was directly across the moon and it was at its reddest — lasted 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, making it the longest of the 21st century. Here, the most stunning pictures of the luminous orb that lit up the sky.

HECHINGEN, GERMANY Matthias Hangst/Getty Images HECHINGEN, GERMANY JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Anadolu Agency/Getty Images JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

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KAZAN, RUSSIA Yegor Aleyev/Yegor Aleyev/TASS KAZAN, RUSSIA ATHENS, GREECE ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images ATHENS, GREECE KONYA, TURKEY Anadolu Agency/Getty Images KONYA, TURKEY VAN, TURKEY Anadolu Agency/Getty Images VAN, TURKEY A full moon rises behind the silhouette of a plane during the initial stage of the lunar eclipse.
Century's longest ''Blood Moon'' eclipse in Turkey's Van province
Century's longest ''Blood Moon'' eclipse in Turkey's Van province
Anadolu Agency/Getty Images CORINTH, GREECE VALERIE GACHE/AFP/Getty Images CORINTH, GREECE NICOSIA, CYPRUS HASAN JAMALI/AFP/Getty Images NICOSIA, CYPRUS ANTALYA, TURKEY Anadolu Agency/Getty Images ANTALYA, TURKEY VENICE, ITALY Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images VENICE, ITALY SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Brook Mitchell/Getty Images SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA A full moon rises ahead of the total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018.
The July 2018 Lunar Eclipse
The July 2018 Lunar Eclipse
Brook Mitchell/Getty Images; James D. Morgan/Getty Images ISTANBUL, TURKEY Chris McGrath/Getty Images ISTANBUL, TURKEY The total lunar eclipse is visible behind the dome of Istanbul's famous Suleymaniye Mosque. BERLIN, GERMANY TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images BERLIN, GERMANY People gather as they wait for the sun to go down.



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