People in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia had good seats for the show, but those in North and Central America were left without tickets for the main event.
The story was reported by iTWire with the story 'Total lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011.'
It stated, 'The lunar eclipse begins at approximately 1724 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The eclipse is expected to last until 2300 GMT'”nearly six hours'”with the 'totality' of the lunar eclipse lasting for about 1.5 hour.'
For those of you who missed the show, check out the YouTube video:"Longest lunar eclipse is watched round the world as moon turns blood red."
And, for more on the story, please read the Time article 'Return of the Red Moon: The Show Skips North America.' It also includes a video and photographs of the event.