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Century’s longest and darkest lunar eclipse turns moon blood red

 

A composite of the Lunar eclipse, June 15, 2011

As the earth came in between the sun and the moon, its shadow first began sweeping across the moon, blocking out much of its bright light and as the shadow descended gently, the moon’s face turned red. This was the century’s longest and darkest total lunar eclipse as the moon immersed deeply inside the umbral (darker) shadow of the earth.

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