There’s a lunar eclipse tonight and this is when you can see it

Wolf Moon

The first of four lunar eclipses will occur tonight in the UK which also coincides with the first full moon of the year.

Dubbed the 'Wolf Moon',  it will peak this evening shortly after the eclipse, and you won't want to miss it.

Below is everything you need to know...

Wolf Moon

What time will the lunar eclipse be in the UK tonight?

A  lunar eclipse can only occur when there is a full moon, and you will see it tonight at 7.21pm UK time when the moon positions itself directly in front of the Sun.

Tweeting about tonight's eclipse, astrologer Tom Kerss said: “Happening today! A deep penumbral eclipse, maximum at 7.10pm GMT, and therefore visible across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.”

At around 7.10pm GMT, the Moon will be nearest to the centre of the penumbra, which will mark the midway point of the eclipse.

The Moon will then leave the Earth’s shadow around 9.12pm.

However, if you don't get the chance to see anything tonight, there's no need to worry. There are three more penumbral eclipses to come in 2020, with the next coming in June.

Now, grab those binoculars...

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