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Lunar eclipse seen across four continents

A stunning lunar eclipse unfolded across four continents on Monday night, making the moon appear red in some places.

Eclipses happen when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow.

This event was a partial eclipse which meant that only part of the moon passed through the earth's shadow.

The eclipse could be viewed Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia, although many countries could only see part of it.

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Image caption A blood moon over Bad Staffelstein, southern Germany
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Image caption The lunar eclipse competed for attention with a Ferris wheel in Szczecin, Poland
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Image caption The eclipse was visible across much of Europe. This was Malaga in southern Spain
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Image caption In Ankara, Turkey the moon mixed with smoke with spectacular effect
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Media captionA red moon montage from the partial eclipse