The eclipse is predicted to last a record-breaking 1 hour 43 minutes. However, UK observers will be slightly late to the party, as the moon will already be in the Earth’s shadow when it appears at around 9pm. Stargazers in the British Isles will enjoy a rare celestial display as the eerie-looking red moon rises above the horizon, on a night Mars will shine brighter than it has in 15 years. The shining bright white hue of the moon will be transformed into a bewitching deep blood red for UK observers tonight during the longest total lunar eclipse seen this century. Sky watchers in much of the Eastern Hemisphere will be able to view the awe-inspiring astronomical event, however observers in North… Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
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