Total Hunter’s Lunar Eclipse, Last Eclipse of 2023, Early Halloween Party for Stargazers (Photos)

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

The October 28th lunar eclipse, the last of four eclipses in 2023 — one each of the Moon and the Sun — occurred during October’s full hunter-gatherer moon in the Earth’s shadow.

Lunar eclipses occur only from the night side of Earth as our planet moves between the Moon and the Sun. Skywatchers with clear skies will be able to see the event from parts of Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Some viewers in select US states like New York, Alaska and North Carolina were also able to catch the final phase of the eclipse. For everyone else, several livestream webcasts of the lunar eclipse showed online views from and a virtual telescope project from Cecano, Italy.

AFP photographer Yasser Al-Zayat captures the full moon during a partial lunar eclipse above Kuwait City, Kuwait on Oct. 28, 2023, released by Getty Images. (Image credit: Yasser Al-Sayad/AFP via Getty Images)

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