28/07/2018 08:20 BST | Updated 28/07/2018 08:20 BST

Blood Moon Pictures: The Best Images Of The Summer Spectacle

The UK's view was largely obscured.

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A sinking "blood moon" is seen after a full lunar eclipse in the southern Bavarian village of Raisting, near Munich, Germany, early on Saturday.

Skygazers had the chance to observe a blood moon on Friday as the Earth’s satellite took on a reddish hue.

The event was visible to much of the world’s population and was the longest blood moon of the century – but heavy clouds in the UK meant the spectacle was obscured for many.

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    A 'blood moon' is seen in the sky over the skyline of Frankfurt as an airplane passes by, Germany, July 27, 2018. Picture taken with long exposure.
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    The scene in the sky over Frankfurt, Germany, July 27, 2018.
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    A man looks for the 'blood moon' as clouds over the London skyline obscure the view.
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    Clouds over London as seen from Primrose Hill, obscuring a view of the longest lunar eclipse of the century which sees Earth's natural satellite turn blood red.
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    The eclipse is seen over the roof of the Chambord Castle in Chambord, France on July 27, 2018.
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    People gather to watch in Melbourne on July 28, 2018.
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    A combination photo shows the lunar eclipse in the sky over Frankfurt, Germany, July 27, 2018.
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    Clouds gather over Dublin bay obscuring sight of the moon.
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    The moon is seen during the eclipse in Hong Kong on Saturday.
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    This combination of 14 pictures put together in photoshop and taken on July 27,2018 shows the moon during a total lunar eclipse near to La Puente town, canary Spanish island of Tenerife. 
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    The moon is seen during the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century next to the Heroes Monument in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday.
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    The spectacle rises over Jakarta during a lunar eclipse Saturday early morning.
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    People gaze upwards in Cairo on July 27, 2018.
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    The eclipse is pictured with a sculpture by the American artist Jonathan Borofsky 'Woman walking to the sky' on July 27, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France.