Lunar eclipse: Viewers in UK, Europe, Japan and Germany enjoy views

Image copyright AFP Image caption These pictures were taken in Budapest, Hungary, as the moon rose in the east A partial lunar eclipse has been stunning viewers worldwide. On Sunday, millions tuned in to…

Lunar eclipse: Viewers in UK, Europe, Japan and Germany enjoy views

Image copyright AFP Image caption These pictures were taken in Budapest, Hungary, as the moon rose in the east

A partial lunar eclipse has been stunning viewers worldwide.

On Sunday, millions tuned in to see the moon’s silhouette appear darkened behind the sun.

The January Total Eclipse of the Moon provided a spectacular finish to another wet and stormy British winter – just in time for spring.

US space agency NASA has described the light emitted by the moon during eclipse as a “natural glowing potato”.

Reaction to the eclipse in Japan and Europe

Image copyright MARINO / AFP Image caption On Sunday the moon rose behind huge columns of smoke in the northern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, as hundreds of farmers filled balloons with straw

Image copyright DOMINIQUE MODER / AFP / Getty Images Image caption Family members watch the Moon rise above a high mound in Chantilly, France, as Saturday’s solar eclipse is eclipsed by a partial lunar eclipse

Image copyright SAWAIKOLI / EPA Image caption On Sunday evening, a partial lunar eclipse was visible from Bangkok

Image copyright ICE / EPA Image caption The lunar eclipse was visible from almost all of Greenland’s ice sheet

Image copyright STEFANO ZANNETTI / EPA Image caption A partial lunar eclipse was visible from Sweden at 1200GMT on Sunday

Image copyright MISRATA MANDRIA / EPA Image caption The ‘new moon’ was visible from the Icelandic capital Reykjavik

Image copyright ZERYA JOSHDAN / EPA Image caption Spectators gathered in Melbourne to watch the partial lunar eclipse

Image copyright EPA Image caption In La Paz, Bolivia, the view from the mountains could not be missed. Thousands of religious rites have been held during the eclipse

Image copyright ANADOLU AGHAL / EPA Image caption A partial lunar eclipse was visible from several points in Spain

Image copyright ROCKY MCCULLA / EPA Image caption The lunar eclipse was visible from a telescope at a meeting of astronomy clubs at an observatory in the Aegean resort of Rhodes

Image copyright MAURICIO PIERQUILLO / EPA Image caption At Sete in Málaga, Spain, astronomers watched as the sun and moon, eclipsed by the Earth, passed behind the Earth’s shadow

Image copyright CESTINY / EPA Image caption During the eclipse, the Russian Arctic circle was immersed in winter darkness as it sheltered from the totality

Image copyright PEDRO GOULA / EPA Image caption The lunar eclipse at its peak over Santiago de Compostela, Spain, during a Mass commemorating the Battle of Santiago de Compostela

Image copyright JYNNI CMOFFEL / EPA Image caption Thousands in Shenzhen watched the sun and moon, be eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow

Image copyright ANUSAKI ISU / EPA Image caption A partial lunar eclipse was visible in southern Japan

Image copyright MARK F. EATON / EPA Image caption The eclipse was visible from Somerset’s Taunton Weston/Whitchurch Common, and Humberside

Image copyright COYO / AFP Image caption On Sunday, a partial lunar eclipse was visible from Yeovil and other parts of Somerset

Image copyright TIJI GAMBOA / EPA Image caption The lunar eclipse was visible from Brazil and Argentina

Image copyright BEN LAMPOW / EPA Image caption Thousands gathered in front of Seoul’s historic, Euljirodake Church to watch the eclipse

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Image copyright PAUL J. RICHARDSON / AFP Image caption The lunar eclipse from Birmingham Harbour

Image copyright SABINE JOCQUE / EPA Image caption The moon appeared bright to the east as a partial lunar eclipse began over Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Image copyright ANTONIO LUBOGENIA / EPA Image caption The partial lunar eclipse was seen from Rio de Janeiro

Image copyright MARILLA CAMPOS / EPA Image caption The eclipse was visible in much of eastern Africa

Image copyright MANDJUA AGHATA / EPA Image caption The partial lunar eclipse was visible from the Cairngorms in Scotland

Image copyright MALIGNADES GOULA / EPA Image caption The lunar eclipse was visible from Arca Cares in the Serra da Capivara Peninsula in Mallorca

Image copyright SAWAIKOLI / EPA Image caption The Lunar eclipse was visible from the Australian city of Adelaide

Image copyright SAWAIKOLI / EPA Image caption The partial lunar eclipse was visible from Honolulu, Hawaii

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