See 17 Incredible Photos of the Beaver Moon Lunar Eclipse, the Longest of the Century

At three and a half hours, it was the longest eclipse in 580 years.

Sometimes, the best entertainment in the world is simply looking up at the heavens. On November 19, stargazers around the world got to experience a once-in-a-lifetime treat: the longest lunar eclipse of the century.

Known as the Beaver Moon, viewers experienced a near-total eclipse on that early Friday morning, when the Earth’s shadow shrouded more than 97% of the moon’s surface in shadow, according to NASA. At the height of the eclipse, the moon glowed a dull red—a phenomenon that has led some to call lunar eclipses “blood moons.” It stretched from 2:18 to 5:47 a.m. EST, peaking at just around 4 a.m., and was visible across North America—and plenty of other places, too.

Even more impressively, the event was also the longest lunar eclipse in 580 years, according to Butler University’s Holcomb Observatory. Because of its history-making length, countless observers stayed up late (or woke up early) to catch a glimpse of the eclipse.

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If you weren’t one of the many who made time to watch, don’t sweat it—photographers captured the moon’s beauty from their perches across the globe, from New York City to Austin, Tokyo to Mexico City. Relive the glory of the cosmic event with these breathtaking photos, each of which shows a unique location’s view. We’re already looking forward to the next eclipse!

Plus: A Beginner's Guide to Astrophotograhpy: How to Take Stunning Photos of the Stars | Why It's So Difficult to Land on the Moon

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1 Washington, D.C.
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2 New York, NY
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3 Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 Austin, Texas
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6 New Taipei City, Taiwan
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7 Tokyo, Japan
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8 A Coruña, Spain
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9 Sangju, South Korea
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10 Jiujiang, China
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11 Qingzhou, China
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12 San Salvador, El Salvador
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13 Asunción, Paraguay
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14 Karak, Malaysia
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15 Mexico City, Mexico
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16 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
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17 Vladivostok, Russia
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