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)