It’s always worth checking out an eclipse. This partial lunar eclipse won’t be the most spectacular but for the keen stargazers, it’s definitely something to see!
When to look: Partial eclipse begins at 2.00am, 29th October. Maximum eclipse is reached at about 4.00am.
Which direction to look: West
We will see the start and almost the middle of this eclipse. For the majority of the event the Moon will dim in colour slightly. From 3.37am onwards, the umbral shadow of the Earth can be seen creeping on to the side of the Moon.
Jupiter is the bright star-like object above and to the right of the Moon.
A lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, Earth and Moon are all in a straight line in space. A lunar eclipse is when the Earth is in between the Sun and Moon and the Earth’s shadow moves across the Moon. A total lunar eclipse is when the Earth’s shadow passes over the whole Moon.