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Stargazers around the world have enjoyed a view of a global lunar eclipse, delighting people from Dehli to Dublin.

The partial eclipse was visible in nearly every part of the world except for North America and the polar climes of Greenland and northern Russia.

In Australia and Asia, the eclipse was visible in the early hours of Wednesday morning and, in Europe, it was visible on Tuesday evening as the sun went down.

In Sydney a local cameraman captured the eclipse as it hung above Sydney Harbour at dawn.

7NEWS Sydney

Sydney Harbour: This morning’s lunar eclipse. Filmed by 7NEWS cameraman Todd MacDonald. https://t.co/OF81oZFF1j #LunarEclipse #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/mwBSujbgmK

July 16, 2019

In Delhi, the eclipse began just after midnight.


Partial #LunarEclipse, as seen in the skies of Delhi. The partial eclipse which began at 1.31 AM, is the last lunar eclipse of 2019. pic.twitter.com/Ff78pThbEG

July 16, 2019

And across Europe and the UK, the stunning sight appeared in the summer sky.

Jim Zarroli

An unexpected treat during our vacation in France: A partial lunar eclipse. pic.twitter.com/o3UzXZFFJQ

July 16, 2019

Holly Green

The #LunarEclipse eclipse is happening right now and peaking in about 20 minutes!

Roy Venkatesh has set a pretty impressive standard for awesome lunar eclipse photos… pic.twitter.com/lQNDVZfef7

July 16, 2019

Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, which casts a shadow across the moon, making parts of it appear to disappear.

In the UK, the Earth’s outer shadow or penumbra, crossed the moon at 19.45 BST on Tuesday, the mid-eclipse occurred at 22.32 BST, and the eclipse finished at 01.15 BST on Wednesday.

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