Edition:
United Kingdom
Pictures | Mon Jul 30, 2018 | 2:10pm BST

Lunar eclipse of the century

A full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon before a lunar eclipse in Cape Sounion, near Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon before a lunar eclipse in Cape Sounion, near Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

A full moon rises behind the Temple of Poseidon before a lunar eclipse in Cape Sounion, near Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
Close
1 / 30
A "blood moon" rises during a lunar eclipse over Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A "blood moon" rises during a lunar eclipse over Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A "blood moon" rises during a lunar eclipse over Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Close
2 / 30
A bride poses for photo during a total lunar eclipse in Brasilia, Brazil. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A bride poses for photo during a total lunar eclipse in Brasilia, Brazil. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A bride poses for photo during a total lunar eclipse in Brasilia, Brazil. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
Close
3 / 30
A blood moon lunar eclipse is seen near Roskilde, Denmark. Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via REUTERS

A blood moon lunar eclipse is seen near Roskilde, Denmark. Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via REUTERS

A blood moon lunar eclipse is seen near Roskilde, Denmark. Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via REUTERS
Close
4 / 30
A lunar eclipse of a full "Blood Moon" rises behind the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

A lunar eclipse of a full "Blood Moon" rises behind the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

A lunar eclipse of a full "Blood Moon" rises behind the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Christopher Pike
Close
5 / 30
The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse over Martyrs statue in Beirut, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse over Martyrs statue in Beirut, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse over Martyrs statue in Beirut, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Close
6 / 30
People wait for the lunar eclipse at Amman Citadel in Jordan. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

People wait for the lunar eclipse at Amman Citadel in Jordan. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

People wait for the lunar eclipse at Amman Citadel in Jordan. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
Close
7 / 30
A full moon during an eclipse rises behind a power line in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

A full moon during an eclipse rises behind a power line in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

A full moon during an eclipse rises behind a power line in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Close
8 / 30
A full moon rises during an eclipse in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

A full moon rises during an eclipse in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

A full moon rises during an eclipse in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Close
9 / 30
The sky is seen during a full lunar eclipse in the southern Bavarian village of Raisting, near Munich, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

The sky is seen during a full lunar eclipse in the southern Bavarian village of Raisting, near Munich, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

The sky is seen during a full lunar eclipse in the southern Bavarian village of Raisting, near Munich, Germany. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Close
10 / 30
The moon is seen during a full lunar eclipse over the Winged Lion of Venice at the St. Mark square, Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

The moon is seen during a full lunar eclipse over the Winged Lion of Venice at the St. Mark square, Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

The moon is seen during a full lunar eclipse over the Winged Lion of Venice at the St. Mark square, Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
Close
11 / 30
A "blood moon" rises during a lunar eclipse over Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A "blood moon" rises during a lunar eclipse over Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A "blood moon" rises during a lunar eclipse over Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Close
12 / 30
The moon is seen during a full lunar eclipse over the St. Mark basilica in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

The moon is seen during a full lunar eclipse over the St. Mark basilica in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

The moon is seen during a full lunar eclipse over the St. Mark basilica in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
Close
13 / 30
A general view during a lunar eclipse over Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A general view during a lunar eclipse over Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A general view during a lunar eclipse over Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Close
14 / 30
Astronomy enthusiasts wait to see the lunar eclipse of a blood moon at Marina South Pier in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Astronomy enthusiasts wait to see the lunar eclipse of a blood moon at Marina South Pier in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Astronomy enthusiasts wait to see the lunar eclipse of a blood moon at Marina South Pier in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
15 / 30
The moon is seen during a full lunar eclipse in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

The moon is seen during a full lunar eclipse in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

The moon is seen during a full lunar eclipse in Venice, Italy. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri
Close
16 / 30
A "blood moon" is seen during a lunar eclipse over Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A "blood moon" is seen during a lunar eclipse over Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A "blood moon" is seen during a lunar eclipse over Jerusalem. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
Close
17 / 30
A lunar eclipse is seen above the cityscape and the television tower in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A lunar eclipse is seen above the cityscape and the television tower in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A lunar eclipse is seen above the cityscape and the television tower in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Close
18 / 30
A full moon rises during an eclipse behind the statue of ancient Athena goddess in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A full moon rises during an eclipse behind the statue of ancient Athena goddess in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A full moon rises during an eclipse behind the statue of ancient Athena goddess in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
Close
19 / 30
A "blood moon" rises during a lunar eclipse over Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A "blood moon" rises during a lunar eclipse over Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

A "blood moon" rises during a lunar eclipse over Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Close
20 / 30
Sarah Al Muhairi, an aspiring Emirati astronomer, uses a telescope to view the lunar eclipse at Al Sadeem Observatory in Al Wathba near Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

Sarah Al Muhairi, an aspiring Emirati astronomer, uses a telescope to view the lunar eclipse at Al Sadeem Observatory in Al Wathba near Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

Sarah Al Muhairi, an aspiring Emirati astronomer, uses a telescope to view the lunar eclipse at Al Sadeem Observatory in Al Wathba near Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Christopher Pike
Close
21 / 30
The moon is seen through two layers of double-glazed glass during the last moments of the lunar eclipse over Kappara, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The moon is seen through two layers of double-glazed glass during the last moments of the lunar eclipse over Kappara, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

The moon is seen through two layers of double-glazed glass during the last moments of the lunar eclipse over Kappara, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
Close
22 / 30
The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse next to the Quadriga atop of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse next to the Quadriga atop of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The moon is seen during a lunar eclipse next to the Quadriga atop of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Close
23 / 30
A "blood moon" is seen during a partial lunar eclipse in Skopje, Macedonia. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

A "blood moon" is seen during a partial lunar eclipse in Skopje, Macedonia. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

A "blood moon" is seen during a partial lunar eclipse in Skopje, Macedonia. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
Close
24 / 30
An astronomy enthusiast looks through a pair of binoculars to see the lunar eclipse of a blood moon at Marina South Pier in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

An astronomy enthusiast looks through a pair of binoculars to see the lunar eclipse of a blood moon at Marina South Pier in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

An astronomy enthusiast looks through a pair of binoculars to see the lunar eclipse of a blood moon at Marina South Pier in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Close
25 / 30
A lunar eclipse of a full "blood moon" rises behind the New Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

A lunar eclipse of a full "blood moon" rises behind the New Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

A lunar eclipse of a full "blood moon" rises behind the New Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
Close
26 / 30
The moon rises behind the Illimani mountain during a full lunar eclipse in La Paz, Bolivia. REUTERS/David Mercado

The moon rises behind the Illimani mountain during a full lunar eclipse in La Paz, Bolivia. REUTERS/David Mercado

The moon rises behind the Illimani mountain during a full lunar eclipse in La Paz, Bolivia. REUTERS/David Mercado
Close
27 / 30
People shine laser lights towards the "blood moon" during a lunar eclipse at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, south west of Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

People shine laser lights towards the "blood moon" during a lunar eclipse at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, south west of Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

People shine laser lights towards the "blood moon" during a lunar eclipse at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, south west of Cairo, Egypt. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Close
28 / 30
The full moon rises during a total eclipse above the Tour de Mayen and Tour d'Ai in the Swiss Alps in this picture taken from Chardonne near Vevey, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The full moon rises during a total eclipse above the Tour de Mayen and Tour d'Ai in the Swiss Alps in this picture taken from Chardonne near Vevey, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The full moon rises during a total eclipse above the Tour de Mayen and Tour d'Ai in the Swiss Alps in this picture taken from Chardonne near Vevey, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Close
29 / 30
A combination photo shows the lunar eclipse from a blood moon (top L) back to full moon (bottom right) in the sky over Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A combination photo shows the lunar eclipse from a blood moon (top L) back to full moon (bottom right) in the sky over Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A combination photo shows the lunar eclipse from a blood moon (top L) back to full moon (bottom right) in the sky over Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Close
30 / 30

Next Slideshows

California's blazing Carr Fire

The Carr Fire, the deadliest and most destructive of nearly 90 wildfires burning from Texas to Oregon, rages largely unchecked.

30 Jul 2018

Putin marks Russia's Navy Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the annual Navy Day celebration.

30 Jul 2018

Week in sports

Our top sports photography this week.

29 Jul 2018

Migrants land on Spanish beach

Migrants disembark from a dinghy at Spain's Del Canuelo beach after they crossed the Strait of Gibraltar.

27 Jul 2018

MORE IN PICTURES

White House departures

White House departures

White House staff, advisers and government officials who have resigned or been fired under President Donald Trump.

U.S. forces on Mexico border

U.S. forces on Mexico border

The U.S. military is sending over 7,000 troops to the border with Mexico as a caravan of Central American migrants slowly heads toward the United States.

Dr. Bee Sting

Dr. Bee Sting

After reading about the benefits of bees in the Koran, Omar Abulhassan decided five years ago to raise the insects and use the venom in alternative therapy, believing the stings can relieve pain and cure illnesses such as rheumatism.

Editors Choice Pictures

Editors Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Paradise lost

Paradise lost

Scenes from the smoldering northern California town of Paradise, home to 27,000 people, which was almost completely consumed by flames just hours after wildfires erupted.

Migrant caravan heads north

Migrant caravan heads north

A U.S.-bound caravan of thousands of mostly Honduran migrants is in Mexico and inching north, even as Trump orders 7,000 troops to the border and has effectively suspended the granting of asylum to migrants who cross illegally.

Prince Charles turns 70

Prince Charles turns 70

The heir to the British throne turns 70.

California burning

California burning

Two giant wildfires rage at opposite ends of California, including a blaze in the north that is now one of the deadliest and most destructive in the state s history.

The trial of Mexico's 'El Chapo'

The trial of Mexico's 'El Chapo'

The trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman begins in a federal court in Brooklyn, amid intense public attention and extraordinary security measures.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast