Stargazers enjoy lunar eclipse as moon turns red

Longest lunar eclipse in more than a decade seen across Arabian Peninsula
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A full moon lunar eclipse seen in Islamabad on June 16, 2011. Astronomers in parts of Europe, Africa, Central Asia and Australia enjoyed a total lunar eclipse, the first of 2011 and the longest in nearly 11 years (AFP/Getty Images)
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A total lunar eclipse occurs when Earth casts its shadow over the Moon. The lunar face can sometimes turn reddish, coppery-brown or orange, tinged by light from the Sun that refracts as it passes through our atmosphere (AFP/Getty Images)
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A portion of the moon crosses into the Earth's shadow seen from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on June 16, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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A portion of the moon crosses into the Earth's shadow seen from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on June 16, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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A portion of the moon crosses into the Earth's shadow seen from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on June 16, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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A portion of the moon crosses into the Earth's shadow seen from Siliguri on West Bengal state on June 16, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
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The moon is pictured reaching its peak during a lunar eclipse on early June 16, 2011 in New Delhi (AFP/Getty Images)
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A portion of the moon crosses into the Earth's shadow seen from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on June 16, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)