Last night, on Tuesday, July 16 UAE residents witnessed the last visible lunar eclipse till the next four years.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth aligns itself in-between the sun and the moon, casting its shadow on the moon, thus giving the moon a reddish glow.
Although, yesterday sapiens only got to experience a ‘partial’ eclipse, where only a part of the moon’s surface was covered by the earth’s shadow.
A GIF style documentary to sum up what a lunar eclipse is
Some BEAUTIFULLY captured pictures of the disappearing moon
Dubai astronomy group shared pictures of the group observing the lunar spectacle
Insta stories in the Middle-East were flooded with videos and pictures of the lunar eclipse
The lunar eclipse also marked the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11
A strange coincidence but apart from Tuesday, July 16 marking the last visible lunar eclipse in the UAE it also marked the 50th anniversary of the world’s first mission to the moon – Apollo 11.
That’s a little trivia for you right there.