We gave you the complete guide and gave you the entire deal on Google’s lunar eclipse doodle in anticipation of the unusually long cosmic spectacle. Now we give you the aftermath of the event: spectacular photos from around the world compiled here. Sit back, relax and simply enjoy the stunning photos of the longest total lunar eclipse in 11 years. Make sure you check out the outstanding time lapse video before leaving.
The Blood Red Moon and Totality
There it was – the lunar eclipse as seen from various parts of the world. Europe and the Middle East got the lion’s share of the spectacle, getting both clear skies and brilliant views. People in the Indian subcontinent were disappointed as most of India was under cloud cover.
Google’s coverage, however, brought the experience home. They tied up with SLOOH and provided live seamless coverage of the eclipse. Of course, the doodle itself was quite a sight.
Here’s the mosaic picture to wrap up every photo gallery. The series was shot by photographer and skywatcher Nabil Mounzer over Beirut.
Remember that this was just one of the two eclipses this year. The next one – due on 10th December 2011 – will be visible from North America as well, who missed out on this one. However, it won’t be as spectacular. Keep your eye out on this space for that.
Before you leave, let’s treat you to this magical video uploaded on youtube.com by SensyProject showing the lunar eclipse from the beginning to the end in a series of time lapse photos. It’s magical. (Tip: Watch it at 720p or 1080p, if you have a fast net connection.)