Blood moon viewed in Peru, Brazil, South America

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new moon was crossed with a “blood moon” as it passed over some of the Amazon Some viewers in South and Central America reported experiencing a partial lunar…

Blood moon viewed in Peru, Brazil, South America

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new moon was crossed with a “blood moon” as it passed over some of the Amazon

Some viewers in South and Central America reported experiencing a partial lunar eclipse on Saturday, which left the moon’s reddish colouring visible.

The eclipse coincided with the full phase of the new moon and a “blood moon” – made when sunlight reflects off the Earth’s atmosphere.

The event was also visible in parts of the Atlantic, Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean.

Sky-gazers will get another chance for a total lunar eclipse in December.

According to US space agency NASA, the full eclipse, known as a “blood moon”, began at 20:40 BST and ended at 03:11 BST.

Viewers in Africa, Europe, Australia and parts of North and South America also reported observing a partial eclipse of the moon.

North American’s weather was particularly cloudy, so much of the continent missed out on the spectacular event, which was only visible in the North and South Pacific Ocean.

Image copyright AFP Image caption Twitter users shared their night vision experiences

Image copyright AFP Image caption A photographer from India took this dramatic picture of the moon before totality

Image copyright AFP Image caption Dotted trails are normally seen near the edge of the moon

But people in the Amazon, Peru and South America reported experiencing a rare lightshow.

Some posted pictures of the “blood moon” along with hundreds of similar tweets with the words “horseradish moon” or “blood moon” appearing alongside.

The last total lunar eclipse took place on 1 July.

Dozens of people in Europe and Africa have seen at least part of Saturday’s eclipse online.

Image copyright AFP Image caption Twitter users in Croatia and Spain posted spectacular views of the new moon as it descended across the sky

Image copyright AFP Image caption The new moon was crossing the Earth’s shadow as it fell over the Earth’s equator

Image copyright AFP Image caption YouTube viewers were able to get a better view of the new moon as it passed under the Earth’s shadow

Image copyright AFP Image caption The moon took on a reddish colour as it crossed the sky

Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousands of earthlings shared their views on Twitter as the moon made its way across the night sky

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