Tonight – or even tomorrow from about 2 am, UK folks will be enjoying the start of a big night up – to watch the first total lunar eclipse we’ve had since 2008.

The key times:

  • Moon enters umbra (the shadow of the earth falls on it) at 2.07 BST
  • Totality 03.11 to 04.23 BST
  • Out of umbra approx. 05.27 BST.

The moon is also at perigee, i.e. closest to Earth that it gets in its orbit, and therefore will be looking big!

Here’s hoping for clear skies.

(picture is of the ‘blue’ moon on 31st July 2015)

Have a sleepless night!

4 thoughts on “Have a sleepless night!

  • 27 September, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Happily, it happens here right at moonrise, about 7 p.m. Now for tthe fog to clear…if not, we may actually drive somewhere to see it.

  • 28 September, 2015 at 12:03 am

    We’re going to miss this because of cloud cover, NUTS! A moon that has a total eclipse is called a ‘blood moon’ here.

  • 29 September, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    I loved watching the moon! So glad that you were able to enjoy seeing it 🙂 I know that some people had difficulty seeing with clouds but looks like you got a great view. 🙂

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