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Wednesday, 10 January, 2001, 00:36 GMT
In pictures: Total eclipse of the Moon
Millions of people across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East have been able to view the first total eclipse of the Moon of the 21st Century.

Moon over South Africa
Above South Africa, the shadow of the Earth advances across the Moon

Eclipse over Kiel
Totality appeared blood red in Kiel, Germany

Moon as seen from Bansko, Bulgaria
A multiple image taken over Bulgaria. The phenomenon occurs when the Earth passes between Sun and Moon

The Moon shines above the tower of the Azadi in Tehran
For some, the lunar eclipse is a portent of evil, but Iranians were called to special prayers to marvel at the power of God

Eclipse over Venice
Italians were able to see the lunar event from San Marco square in Venice

Eclipse over Leaning Tower of Pisa
The eclipse was also visible elsewhere in Italy - seen here above the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Moon above Oviedo, Spain
While in Spain, the eclipse was visible above Oviedo. The eclipse lasted for about two hours

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