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PHOTOS: The historic partial lunar eclipse around the world

The last lunar eclipse of the year took place overnight into Friday morning and was visible in several parts of the world. The moon almost entirely passed into the earth’s shadow and was illuminated by the sun, casting a reddish glow. Because it was 99.1% of the moon, and not the whole moon, it’s considered a partial lunar eclipse.

This lunar event made history, too: NASA predicted the eclipse would last about three and a half hours, making it the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years.

If you didn’t catch a glimpse this morning, the next total lunar eclipse will take place May 15-16, 2022. The Holcomb Observatory at Butler University in Indiana says the East Coast of the U.S. and the entire Americas will have the best view.

The earth’s shadow covers the moon during a partial lunar eclipse Friday in Yokohama, near Tokyo.
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A partial lunar eclipse is seen behind a crane in Manila, Philippines on Friday.
Aaron Favila/AP
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, on Friday in Baltimore.
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A partial lunar eclipse is seen in the sky above Qingzhou City, East China’s Shandong Province.
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The moon, with a partial lunar eclipse, is seen behind the Statue of Freedom, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. early on November 19, 2021.ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
The moon is seen during a partial lunar eclipse above One World Trade Center in New York City early on November 19, 2021.YUKI IWAMURA/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
People observe the partial lunar eclipse in Tokyo, Japan
Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters
The partial lunar eclipse rises over the skyline of Shanghai, China
Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters
The Earth’s shadow covers the full moon during a partial lunar eclipse as it sets beyond an apartment building in downtown Kansas City, Missouri
Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP
The moon is seen above the Story Bridge as the Earth’s shadow covers the moon during a partial lunar eclipse over Brisbane, Australia
Photograph: Darren England/EPA
The partial lunar eclipse is seen next to the Gran Torre building in Santiago, Chile
Photograph: Pablo Sanhueza/Reuters
The partial lunar eclipse is seen after a heavy downpour in Karak, Malaysia’s Pahang state
Photograph: Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images
The partial lunar eclipse visible over the Saviour Transfiguration Cathedral, in Vladivostok, Russia
Photograph: Yuri Smityuk/TASS

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