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

Johannesburg, South Africa

Robert S. Levy

The moon glows bright red in this view from JOhannesburg. "We were indeed lucky to have a clear view of the eclipse, although being mid winter, it was very cold," astrophotographer Robert Levy told

Florence, Italy

Andrew Chung

Both red night-sky objects shine over Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy, in this photo by Andrew Chung.

Ohrid, Macedonia

Stojan Stojanovski

Astrophotographer Stojan Stojanovski captured this photo of the total lunar eclipse from Ohrid, Macedonia.

'Blood Moon' Spotted From the Space Station

Oleg Artemyev/Roscosmos/Twitter

In this photo captured from the International Space Station, Earth's dark shadow begins to take a bite out of the moon's bright surface during the total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018.

Last Photo From the ISS

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. "Caught the Moon leaving Earth's core shadow, just before setting over the South Atlantic," he tweeted. "Last photo of the #LunarEclipse taken from #ISS."

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.