Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy the space phenomena:
When is the next lunar eclipse?
The next lunar eclipse will be visible from the UK on the evening of Friday, July 27.
What will happen during the eclipse?
The moon will have an eerie red glow.
Why will the moon be red?
The colour of the Moon will change because of dust floating around in the Earth’s atmosphere. During an eclipse like this, the dust prevents the higher frequency blue light waves from shining through in the atmosphere, making it appear as though it has a red tint as we view if from Earth.
What time can I see it?
The moon will rise at 8.51 pm on the evening on July 27, though it will already be in shadow and will be below the horizon line at the very start of the eclipse, meaning Brits won’t quite get to see the very beginning of the space phenomenon but will still get to enjoy seeing the moon in shadow.
The maximum eclipse will then be visible at 9.21 pm, before the moon will emerges from the umbra (that’s the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow) just short of two hours later at 11.19pm, when it will then lose its red colour.
The phenomena will then lead into the morning of Saturday, July 28 still be visible until after midnight, at around 12.28am. At this time, the Moon will look slightly darker than it normally does.

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