Curiosity and awe have greeted a complete lunar eclipse, the longest one of this century and visible in much of the world. The so-called “blood moon,” when it turns a deep red, was visible at different times in much of the world, when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth’s shadow on the moon.
It was also seen by many in Saudi Arabia, and Dr. Hassan bin Mohammed Assiri of the Department of Astronomy at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah said that the department has monitored and documented the phenomenon through a number of telescopes and astronomical devices. He pointed out that the eclipse is the second and final of this year. Last February, it was partially seen in various places of the Kingdom. (Photos by Huda Bashatah, Abdul Wasey Naik, SPA and the wire services)