The much awaited celestial event which saw the longest and most protracted blood moon eclipse of the century, proved to be an exciting affair for UAE residents and star gazers in particular. In what was touted to be the most extraordinary lunar phenomenon in recent times, the moon turned a unique shade that mimicked a deep blood red when it fell into alignment with the sun and earth.
UAE residents who had an exceptionally clear view of the event were not disappointed when the phenomenon unfolded. Those who were unable to witness the celestial event were able to tune into the live video feed that was broadcast by the Dubai Astronomy group. The eclipse occurred at around midnight in the UAE and could be observed in the backdrop of a clear dark sky.
The phenomenon which lasted for over an hour commenced from 2114 hours UAE time and reached its culmination at 0328 hours during which the moon reflected a variety of hues. The UAE Space Agency also set up a number of observation points at astronomy centers throughout the country, thus providing star gazers a vantage view.