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    Full Hunter’s Moon lunar eclipse, last eclipse of 2023, an early Halloween treat for stargazers (photos)

    The moon passed through part of Earth’s shadow in a partial lunar eclipse visible to potentially millions of stargazers across the Eastern Hemisphere on Saturday, offering an early skywatching treat days before Halloween. 

    The partial lunar eclipse of Oct. 28, the last of four eclipses of 2023 – two each of the moon and sun – occurred during October’s Full Hunter’s Moon, offering the spooky sight of part of the moon disappearing as it was engulfed in the darkness of Earth’s shadow.

    The lunar eclipse was only from the night side of Earth as our planet moved between the moon and sun. Skywatchers with clear skies could see the event from countries across Europe, Asia, Africa and parts of Australia. Some observers in select states in the U.S., like New York, Alaska, and North Carolina, were also able to catch the end stages of the eclipse. For everyone else, several livestream webcasts of the lunar eclipse showed online views from as well as from Ceccano, Italy by the Virtual Telescope Project.

    The full Hunter’s Moon is seen during a partial lunar eclipse above Kuwait City in Kuwait on Oct. 28, 2023 in this photo by AFP photographer Yasser Al-Zayyat released by Getty Images. (Image credit: Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP via Getty Images)



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