Lunar Eclipse

Well, we’ve just had a solar eclipse, so the lunar eclipse can’t be far away and, right enough, it’s due tomorrow night. Let’s hope there’s a break in the rain tomorrow night so that UK observers can see it.

Image credit NASA
Image credit NASA

LUNAR ECLIPSE: This Saturday, August 16th, people on every continent except North America can see a lunar eclipse. At maximum, around 2110 UT (5:10 pm EDT), more than 81% of the Moon will be inside Earth’s shadow, producing a vivid red orb in the night sky visible to the naked eye even from light-polluted cities.  The entire eclipse lasts more than 3 hours, so there’s plenty of time for gazing, drinking coffee, and taking pictures.

See NASA Spaceweather for more information.

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