Total Eclipse of the moon tonight

Parts of the UK will be treated to the rare sight of a blood red full moon tonight due to a total lunar eclipse.

But you will only be able to catch the tail end of the lunar spectacle.

Although the eclipse begins at 6.24pm and lasts until midnight, it will only be visible in the UK when the sun sets at 9.19pm. The moon will become blood red in colour for nearly two hours.

For people in the UK hoping to enjoy the spectacle, the weather along with light pollution in built up areas will be the deciding factors.

Unlike eclipses of the sun the moon’s eclipse can be viewed directly without any type of special glasses or filters. However there will be a fair amount of cloud around tonight, particularly across England, where any chances of seeing the night sky will be limited and brief.

Let SYRG know in this post if you experience it.

 

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One comment on “Total Eclipse of the moon tonight
  1. Derrick Watt says:

    Unfortunately the photo posted for 15 June is of an annular solar eclipse NOT a lunar eclipse.

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