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Moon to turn shocking blood red tomorrow

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moon-turns-redA LUNAR eclipse will turn the Moon a spooky shade of blood red on Thursday morning.

 

If the skies are clear the rare cosmic event will be visible all over the world as the earth gets in the way of the sun and the moon casting a shadow on our nearest neighbour.

Instead of turning the moon black some sunlight scatters through our atmosphere casting an eerie redish glow.

The best time to view in the UK is just after 3am and experts say it will be one of the reddest and most spectacular seen for the last 100 years.

Robert Massey of the Royal Astronomical Society said: “Lunar eclipses are one of the great events of astronomy.

“It's well worth getting up in the small hours and watching the Moon turn red - the colour has an eerie quality reminiscent of a much closer Mars.”

“Wrap up well, grab a pair of binoculars and a hot drink and enjoy the view.”

Unfortunately the eclipse won't be visible from North America due to its timing, which places the event in the daylight hours when the moon is behind the local horizon.


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