Curiosity and awe have greeted a complete lunar eclipse, the longest one of this century and visible in much of the world.
The so-called “blood moon,” when it turns a deep red, was visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth’s shadow on the moon.
Across Africa people turned to the sky, watching the reddish shadow slide up the moon’s surface. In Somalia, some hurried to mosques for special prayers. In South Sudan, some dared to take photos in a war-torn country where using a camera in public is discouraged.
LDOCEには “a war-torn country, city etc is being destroyed by war” と定義されています。戦争が原因で、国や都市が荒れている様子が伺えます。