New Zealand got a short glimpse at the longest lunar eclipse of the century on Saturday morning.
The blood moon lasted for one hour and 43 minutes.
The moon began to enter earth’s shadow (known as the penumbra) around 5.15am.
The moon appears red (rather than in complete darkness) due to blue light from the earth’s atmosphere refracting sunlight onto the surface of the moon.
No glasses are needed for the lunar eclipse due to its dimmer colour.
New Zealand only had a partial eclipse, but most of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America had a total eclipse.