Southern Europe treated to lunar eclipse

in news •  last year

ATHENS (NBC NEWS) - People in Greece and Spain were treated to a spectacular site as the second lunar eclipse of the year was seen.

In Spain, the lunar eclipse was seen around Madrid's Four Towers skyscrapers as the moon rose and sun set.

Because of the eclipse, the moon acquired a reddish brown color that lasted nearly two hours.

In Greece, a large full moon at its peak hovered over an ancient temple.

The full moon was best seen at the Posiedon Temple in Cape Sounion, which is named after the ancient Greek mythological god of the sea. The large bright orange moon cast its light over the sea below.

Crowds gathered at the temple to see the moon and also saw a partial lunar eclipse.GreeceLunarEclipse.jpg

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