Human Interest Total Lunar Eclipse 2022: See All of the Super Flower Blood Moon Photos from Around the World From New York City to Athens, Greece, a super flower blood moon lit up the night sky overnight on May 16 — see stunning photos from around the world of the moon glowing red By Andrea Wurzburger Published on May 16, 2022 12:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 10 Saxony, Dresden, Germany Robert Michael/picture alliance/Getty On the night of May 15 into the early morning on May 16, this month's full moon — known as the Flower Moon — glowed red thanks to a total lunar eclipse. Here, the moon in partial eclipse in Saxony on May 16. 02 of 10 Montlouis-sur-Loire, France GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow blocks the sun's light and reflects off the moon, causing it to appear red — hence the name "blood moon." Pictured: The moon rising over a vineyard in Montlouis-sur-Loire in central France on May 15. 03 of 10 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Fabio Teixeira/Anadolu Agency/Getty According to Space.com, it was the "longest lunar eclipse since 1989." 04 of 10 Gaza City Sameh Rahmi/NurPhoto/Getty The blood moon was full and visible over Gaza City on May 15. 05 of 10 Istanbul, Turkey Onur Dogman/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty In Istanbul, Turkey, stargazers took their moon-watching to the water. 06 of 10 Malaga, Spain Jesus Merida/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty The moon shone pink over Malaga, Spain. 07 of 10 Athens, Greece Milos Bicanski/Getty In Athens, Greece, the Temple of Poseidon provided a stunning spot for seeing the total lunar eclipse. 08 of 10 New York City Gary Hershorn/Getty A partially eclipsed full Super Flower Moon rose over lower Manhattan on May 15. 09 of 10 Beijing, China Wu Qiang/VCG/Getty The Super Flower Blood Moon illuminated the Great Wall of China on May 15. 10 of 10 Moscow, Russia KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty The moon spotted from Moscow's Red Square on May 15.