Africa enchanted by longest ‘blood moon’ of the century [Photos]

Nduta Waweru Jul 28, 2018 at 02:36am

July 28, 2018 at 02:36 am | News

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

July 28, 2018 at 02:36 am | News

Africa joined other parts of the world to get a glimpse of the ‘blood moon‘.

This would be the longest lunar eclipse in this century, lasting a whole one hour and 43 minutes.

Many captured the moment using their mobile phones and others had their telescopes ready to not only see the moon but also the planets.

Others were not so lucky as cloud cover blocked their view.  Some were quite hesitant to see the moon because of the strongly held belief that the red moon is a sign of terrible things to come.

One of the most common beliefs from Kenyan communities were compiled by the Daily Nation.

Photo. The Daily Nation

Here are some photos captured by Africans on the continent and the diaspora.

A Kenyan young boy looks through a telescope as the moon turns red in Oloika. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

 

 

 

The line to get a chance to look through the telescope at the eclipse © AFP / SIMON MAINA

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