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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 Space.com.

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

SPACE.COM ASSOCIATE EDITOR — Hanneke joined the team at Space.com in August 2016 as a staff writer and producer. She has previously written for Scholastic, MedPage Today, Scienceline and Oak Ridge National Lab. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her home town of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University.