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Photos | Take a look at the longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years

Most people were asleep during the recent partial lunar eclipse. Here is a quick peak at the brilliant sight from overnight.

ATLANTA — A special sight decorated the night sky overnight. For those Georgians who wanted to catch a glimpse of the partial lunar eclipse, they had to either stay up late -- or wake up early. The stargazers took to 11Alive social media pages to share what they saw Thursday night.

The longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years took place across the U.S., teetering into early Friday morning. The unique Beaver Moon will not be visible again for over another half millennia.

The Earth passed in front of the sun, causing the planet's shadow to drape over the moon. NASA noted that it was nearly a total lunar eclipse, with more than 97% of the moon fully shadowed by the Earth.

The eclipse began at precisely 2:18 a.m., with the lunar phenomenon peaking at 4:03 a.m. At its peak, the moon presented a red tint.