'Observers should go out at about 6.30am when, if the sky is clear, the moon will be visible in the western sky, and they will be able to watch as more and more of the southern part of the moon becomes immersed in the Earth's shadow.
They can continue watching until the eclipse becomes total at 7.40am, and hopefully for a little while after this time, if they have an unobstructed western horizon. The brightness of the eclipse depends on the conditions in the Earth's upper atmosphere through which all light falling on to the shadowed moon has to pass.
For observers in the British Isles, the very low elevation of the moon during the total phase means that it is not possible to predict just how dark the moon will be when it is eclipsed, or what colour it will appear. One will just have to go out and have a look.'
To find out more, click here and here. I'll leave you to draw your own conclusion about the second link!
|This is the hazy moon shining on Longridge this evening. Yes, I know it isn't that clear, but that is the effect of the extreme cold down here on Earth. Besides, it is many thousands of miles away!|