The total lunar eclipse around the world

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Skywatchers in parts of Europe, Africa, Central Asia and Australia have been observing the longest full lunar eclipse in nearly 11 years.

It occurs when the Earth casts a shadow over the Moon but indirect sunlight can still illuminate the surface turning it a dramatic shade of red.

Daniel Griffiths reports.

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