- Eclipse begins at 10:48pm (2148UT)
- Maximum eclipse 12:50am (2350UT)
- Eclipse ends at 02:51 am (0151UT)
The moon will glide through the penumbra of the Earth's shadow later this evening. It's the least dramatic type of lunar eclipse and is only slightly more exciting than no eclipse at all. Observers might be able to detect that the southern part of the moon doesn't look as bright as usual.
Even so, the view from the moon would be pretty.
An observer near (or on) the moon would see the Earth slowly cover the Sun. Not totally covering it but still cutting off a lot of the sunlight reaching the moon.
Of course, from Northumberland the moon itself will probably be eclipsed by something a bit closer to home, namely, rainclouds. Still, I'll be outside later hoping for a break in the clouds.
Eclipse timings for the UK (UT in brackets) are:
The penumbra might be visible from about 11.40pm until about 02:00am.
Dr Adrian Jannetta
Guitar strummin' explorer of the universe. Mild mannered maths teacher by day and astronomer by night.