'Super Flower Blood Moon' lunar eclipse 2022 seen around the world - in pictures

From Turkey to North America, the world sleeps under a spectacular blood moon

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A total lunar eclipse graced the night sky on Sunday and Monday, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America.

The Moon was seen bathed in the reflected red and orange colours of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises for about 90 minutes. It was the first blood Moon in a year and with it falling on May's full moon, earned itself the "Super Flower Blood Moon" moniker among astronomers.

Observers in the eastern half of North America and all of Central and South America had prime seats for the show. Partial stages of the eclipse were visible in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

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Updated: May 16, 2022, 12:02 PM