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Amazing Photos: The 'Blood Moon' Eclipse and Mars Opposition of July 27, 2018

The Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

Zaid Abbadi

The Red Planet met up with a blood-red moon during a total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018. See photos of the splendidly color-coordinated celestial pair in this Space.com gallery! HERE: This timelapse photo of the total lunar eclipse was taken by Zaid Abbadi in the Dabouq neighborhood of Amman, Jordan.

The Moon and Mars

Oleg Artemyev/Roscosmos/Twitter

As the moon turned red, the Red Planet also put on a show, reaching opposition on July 27, 2018. During opposition, when Mars forms a straight line with Earth and the sun, the planet appears bigger and brighter than usual due to the angle at which sunlight reflects off its surface.

Lunar Eclipse From the International Space Station

Oleg Artemyev/Roscosmos/Twitter

Having nearly disappeared in the darkness of Earth's shadow during the total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018, the moon looms above Earth's blue atmosphere in this photo by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev.

Sydney, Australia

Robbie Pesiwarissa

The bright planet Mars twinkles near the "blood moon" above Sydney, Australia in this photo by Robbie Pesiwarissa.

Tehran, Iran

Amirreza Kamkar/@amirrezakamkar

Astrophotographer Amirreza Kamkar captured this photo of Mars and the total lunar eclipse over Tehran, Iran.

Amman, Jordan

Zaid Abbadi

Zaid Abbadi created this image of the total lunar eclipse and Mars at opposition by stacking 64 photos he captured from the Dabouq neighborhood of Amman, Jordan.

Lunar Eclipse From the International Space Station

Alexander Gerst/ESA/Twitter

German astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency captured this photo of the total lunar eclipse of July 27, 2018 from the International Space Station. "Just took a photo of the #LunarEclipse from the @Space_Station. Tricky to capture," he tweeted. "The slight hue of blue is actually the Earth's atmosphere, just before the Moon is 'diving into it."

Rome, Italy

Gianluca Masi/Virtual Telescope Project

Three stacked images of the moon show the progression of the total lunar eclipse. Astrophotographer Gianluca Masi with the Virtual Telescope Project captured these images of the lunar eclipse from Rome.

Ohrid, Macedonia

Stojan Stojanovski

The bright-red moon and Mars put on a celestial show together in this photo of the total lunar eclipse and Mars' conjunction. Astrophotographer Stojan Stojanovski captured this view from Ohrid, Macedonia.

Eclipse Begins in Singapore

A. Kannan

Part of the moon's face is darkened by Earth's shadow in this photo taken from Singapore.

Rome, Italy

Gianluca Masi/Virtual Telescope Project

Earth's shadow nearly covers the entire face of the moon in this. Gianluca Masi with the Virtual Telescope Project captured this view from Rome, Italy at 9:19 p.m. local time (1919 GMT), 11 minutes before totality began.

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