'Dramatic': World witnesses longest-ever 'blood moon' eclipse; see pics

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The world witnessed a Blood Moon or Total lunar eclipse, the longest of the 21st Century. The rare celestial event was seen in its entirety from all parts of India. 

The century's longest total lunar eclipse, which began on July 27, lasted till the early hours of July 28. 

Super blood moon
Super blood moon

According to NASA, the total lunar eclipse will last for close to one hour and 43 minutes, starting late at night and continuing till the early hours of July 28. 

"This total lunar eclipse is significant because it is the longest," Director of Delhi's Nehru Planetarium, Ratnashree, told ANI. 

At some point, when the moon will move into earth's shadow, the sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere will turn the moon red. 

Photographers from around the world captured images of the dramatic blood moon. 

Here are some of the best pictures.

(Inputs from ANI)

Super flower blood moon of May 2021 is seen in Srinagar, Kashmir.A "supermoon" occurs when a full moon is at its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit. The May full is known as the "flower moon" because it's typically at a time of year when spring flowers bloom. (Photo by Faisal Khan/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Super flower blood moon of May 2021 is seen in Srinagar, Kashmir.A "supermoon" occurs when a full moon is at its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit. The May full is known as the "flower moon" because it's typically at a time of year when spring flowers bloom. (Photo by Faisal Khan/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
DONGGUAN, CHINA - MAY 26: (EDITOR'S NOTE: COMPOSITE IMAGE) Composite of the moon in various stages of the Super Blood Moon total lunar eclipse on May 26, 2021 in Gongguan, Guangdong Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
DONGGUAN, CHINA - MAY 26: (EDITOR'S NOTE: COMPOSITE IMAGE) Composite of the moon in various stages of the Super Blood Moon total lunar eclipse on May 26, 2021 in Gongguan, Guangdong Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
A blood moon is seen above the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, on May 26, 2021. (Photo by Bai Xuefei/Xinhua via Getty Images)
A blood moon is seen above the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, on May 26, 2021. (Photo by Bai Xuefei/Xinhua via Getty Images)
A total lunar eclipse is seen in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 26, 2021. The total lunar eclipse, also known as a super blood moon occurs when the total lunar eclipse takes place at the same time the moon is in perigee, the closest point to Earth in its orbit. (Photo by Rizqullah Hamiid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A total lunar eclipse is seen in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 26, 2021. The total lunar eclipse, also known as a super blood moon occurs when the total lunar eclipse takes place at the same time the moon is in perigee, the closest point to Earth in its orbit. (Photo by Rizqullah Hamiid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: A Qantas plane before landing at Sydney Airport as a super blood moon rises on May 26, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. It is the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years, which coincides with a supermoon.  A super moon is a name given to a full (or new) moon that occurs when the moon is in perigee - or closest to the earth - and it is the moon's proximity to earth that results in its brighter and bigger appearance. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: A Qantas plane before landing at Sydney Airport as a super blood moon rises on May 26, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. It is the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years, which coincides with a supermoon. A super moon is a name given to a full (or new) moon that occurs when the moon is in perigee - or closest to the earth - and it is the moon's proximity to earth that results in its brighter and bigger appearance. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)
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The "Super Blood Moon" rises over the Cypriot capital Nicosia on May 26, 2021. (Photo by Roy ISSA / AFP) (Photo by ROY ISSA/AFP via Getty Images)
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The "Super Blood Moon" rises over the southern Iraqi city of Basra on May 26, 2021. (Photo by Hussein FALEH / AFP) (Photo by HUSSEIN FALEH/AFP via Getty Images)
HONG KONG, CHINA - 2021/05/26: A reddish blood moon is seen above the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong.
A reddish blood supermoon eclipse appears in the night sky of Hong Kong tonight. The last super blood moon visible in Hong Kong was 21 years ago. (Photo by Dominic Chiu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
HONG KONG, CHINA - 2021/05/26: A reddish blood moon is seen above the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong. A reddish blood supermoon eclipse appears in the night sky of Hong Kong tonight. The last super blood moon visible in Hong Kong was 21 years ago. (Photo by Dominic Chiu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 26: A full
NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 26: A full "Super blood moon" seen from around india Gate on May 26, 2021 in New Delhi, India. The first total lunar eclipse in two years is set to take place on May 26 and it will be a Super blood moon. It will also be visible from some parts of the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Indian ocean. This is a Super Blood Moon, where the moon appears reddish orange in colour and really big as well as it is a full moon and the satellite is closest to Earth. The eclipsed Moon is dimly illuminated by red-orange light left over from all of the sunsets and sunrises occurring around the world at that time. (Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: The Sydney Harbour Bridge can be seen as photographers, astronomers and star gazers observe the full moon, known as a âsuper flower blood moonâ, seen during its total lunar eclipse phase, in Sydney, Australia, on May 26, 2021. The full moon on Wednesday will be the year's biggest âsuper moonâ and feature the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years, known as a âsuper blood moonâ. A âsuper blood moonâ is when a total lunar eclipse (or âblood moonâ) happens at the same time as a âsuper moonâ, when the moon will be at perigee, or the closest point to Earth in its orbit, making it appear about 7% larger than normal and 15% brighter. The eclipse will be visible from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, South-East Asia and parts of North and South America at the same time. (Photo by Steven Saphore/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: The Sydney Harbour Bridge can be seen as photographers, astronomers and star gazers observe the full moon, known as a âsuper flower blood moonâ, seen during its total lunar eclipse phase, in Sydney, Australia, on May 26, 2021. The full moon on Wednesday will be the year's biggest âsuper moonâ and feature the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years, known as a âsuper blood moonâ. A âsuper blood moonâ is when a total lunar eclipse (or âblood moonâ) happens at the same time as a âsuper moonâ, when the moon will be at perigee, or the closest point to Earth in its orbit, making it appear about 7% larger than normal and 15% brighter. The eclipse will be visible from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, South-East Asia and parts of North and South America at the same time. (Photo by Steven Saphore/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
A man walks along Santa Monica Beach on May 26, 2021 in Santa Monica, California during the
A man walks along Santa Monica Beach on May 26, 2021 in Santa Monica, California during the "Super Blood Moon" total eclipse. - Stargazers across the Pacific Rim will cast their eyes skyward on Wednesday night to witness a rare "Super Blood Moon", as the heavens align to bring an extra-spectacular lunar eclipse. The first total lunar eclipse in two years will happen at the same time as the Moon is closest to Earth, in what astronomers say will be a once-in-a-decade show. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 26: The Total Lunar Eclipse of the Moon is seen on May 26, 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years, which coincides with a supermoon.  A super moon is a name given to a full (or new) moon that occurs when the moon is in perigee - or closest to the earth - and it is the moon's proximity to earth that results in its brighter and bigger appearance. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 26: The Total Lunar Eclipse of the Moon is seen on May 26, 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years, which coincides with a supermoon. A super moon is a name given to a full (or new) moon that occurs when the moon is in perigee - or closest to the earth - and it is the moon's proximity to earth that results in its brighter and bigger appearance. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
RYLSTONE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: A man looks towards the supermoon and the milky way on May 26, 2021 in Rylstone, Australia. It is the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years, which coincides with a supermoon.  A super moon is a name given to a full (or new) moon that occurs when the moon is in perigee - or closest to the earth - and it is the moon's proximity to earth that results in its brighter and bigger appearance. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)
RYLSTONE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: A man looks towards the supermoon and the milky way on May 26, 2021 in Rylstone, Australia. It is the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years, which coincides with a supermoon. A super moon is a name given to a full (or new) moon that occurs when the moon is in perigee - or closest to the earth - and it is the moon's proximity to earth that results in its brighter and bigger appearance. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MAY 26, 2021 : A view of total lunar eclipse called Super blood moon at Plaosan Buddha temple in Yogykarta, Indonesia on May 26, 2021. (Photo credit should read Kasan / Sijori Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - MAY 26, 2021 : A view of total lunar eclipse called Super blood moon at Plaosan Buddha temple in Yogykarta, Indonesia on May 26, 2021. (Photo credit should read Kasan / Sijori Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
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