In pictures: Blood micromoon lights up Aotearoa’s night sky

The view of the blood micromoon from Hamilton.

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The view of the blood micromoon from Hamilton.

A uncommon “blood micromoon” has lit up the evening skies above a lot of Aotearoa.

A near-total lunar eclipse on Friday evening induced the phenomenon.

The Moon appeared to have a reddish hue for some time, as soon as the overwhelming majority of its floor was within the shadow of the Earth.

Right here’s how the November 2021 blood micromoon appeared from throughout NZ.

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The blood micromoon in eclipse over Wellington on Friday at 10:04pm.

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The blood micromoon in eclipse over Wellington on Friday at 10:04pm.

The blood micromoon lights up the night sky on Friday.

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The blood micromoon lights up the evening sky on Friday.

The blood micromoon over Christchurch on Friday night.

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The blood micromoon over Christchurch on Friday evening.

The blood micromoon rises before the eclipse.

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The blood micromoon rises earlier than the eclipse.

The blood micromoon during the eclipse.

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The blood micromoon in the course of the eclipse.

The blood micromoon above Nelson on Friday night.

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The blood micromoon above Nelson on Friday evening.

The blood micromoon, as seen from Auckland on Friday night.

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The blood micromoon, as seen from Auckland on Friday evening.

A view of the partial eclipse from Auckland.

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A view of the partial eclipse from Auckland.