I have just been trawling through the net catching up on todays news, and after noticing that the cloud-laden sky last night had gone a peculiar shade of pale red, found this bit of news that explains all and promises for a fantastic event to be glimpsed in our UK skies tonight!
Shamelessly quoted from ITV News:
A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon dark red tonight.
It doesn’t happen very often.
The last one was on August 6, 1971 and the next one will be 47 years from now in 2058.
Cloud-permitting it will be visible across much the UK shortly after sunset – approximately 9:15pm.
And a lot more detail on the event here from the Guardian
Methinks this will be well worth staying up and popping out to have a peek at, so, who’s up for a party then!