A 'super blood wolf moon' is set to make a rare appearance and wow skygazers - but it may not be visible in parts of Britain. Cloudy weather threatens to ruin the view when the dazzling astronomical display lights up the sky in the early hours of Monday morning. The total lunar eclipse will begin just after 2.30am GMT, but the best time to see it will be around 5:15am GMT as the moon turns a dark shade of red while passing in the shadow of Earth. The entire eclipse will last more than five hours, ending at 7.48am GMT, and it will be visible over parts of Europe, Africa and the Americas - weather permitting, of course. A 'super blood wolf moon' won't happen again for 18 years. In the UK, clouds threaten to spoil the view in parts of southern England, the Midlands, East Anglia and mainland Wales, the Express reported. The view will be better in the south-west and north. Emma Smith, Met Office meteorologist, said: “We probably won’t be able to see it around central or southern … [Read more...] about Super blood wolf moon UK weather forecast: Will clouds RUIN the view for Brits?
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This morning, sky-gazers around the world were treated to a stunning astronomical display - a super blood wolf moon. The rare event was a combination of a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, and saw the moon turn a stunning shade of red. If you missed the event, the good news is that there are several other eclipses lined up for 2019, including a total solar eclipse, and a partial lunar eclipse. Here’s when the next eclipses are, and how you can see them. When is the next solar eclipse? On July 2, there will be a total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the sun and Earth, casing a shadow onto our planet. Unfortunately, a total solar eclipse is only visible from a small area of Earth. In this case, it will be visible from small parts of Chile and Argentina, while some regions in South America will see a partial solar eclipse. When is the next lunar eclipse? The next lunar eclipse will take place on July 16. While the super blood wolf moon was … [Read more...] about When is the next eclipse? How to see lunar event if you missed super blood wolf moon
If you look up at the night sky tonight and notice the lack of moon, don’t be alarmed. Tonight, the February New Moon will take place, during which time the sky will appear to be moonless. A new moon is a lunar phase that occurs once every 29.5 days, when the moon is between the Earth and sun as they’re at the same celestial longitude. Here’s everything you need to know, including how and when to see the February New Moon 2019. When is the February New Moon 2019? The new moon will take place tonight. For viewers in the UK, look to the skies at around 21:04 GMT for your best chance of seeing the event. What is a new moon? A new moon occurs when the moon is between the Earth and sun, and the two bodies share the same celestial longitude. In this position, the side of the moon that is illuminated by the sun faces away from us, making it almost invisible from Earth. What should you be looking for? As well as a lack of moon in the sky, there are several other things to … [Read more...] about February New Moon 2019: How to see the ‘moonless’ sky from the UK TONIGHT
Sky watchers will be treated to a special astronomical event on February 19, when the Super Snow Moon lights up the evening sky. The February full moon is a "supermoon", which means the full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth during its monthly elliptical orbit. As a result, it will appear much bigger and brighter in the sky than usual. "A supermoon is a celestial wonder because it is when the moon can appear nearly 30% brighter and almost 14% larger than a typical full moon," said Slooh astronomer Dr Paige Godfrey. "It is one of the few nights a year when people really notice the full moon rising." The moon's closest approach will bring it within 356,761 kilometers (221,681 miles) of the Earth, otherwise known as perigee. That's about 50,000 km (30,000 miles) closer than it was two weeks ago, during the apogee, when it was 406,555 km (252,622 miles) from the Earth. During the supermoon, the effects of the moon's gravitational pull on the … [Read more...] about February Supermoon 2019: Why is it called the Super Snow Moon?
A spectacular Supermoon will illuminate the night sky later today - but only some Brits will be lucky enough to witness it. The phenomenon will see the moon come closest to the Earth during its monthly elliptical orbit, and as a result will appear much bigger and brighter than normal. Weather forecasters have warned that cloudy and overcast conditions on Tuesday could leave many stargazers disappointed, particularly in Scotland and the north of England. Some of southern England will remain clear and dry, meaning it may be the best place to see the so-called Super Snow Moon . Emma Smith, from the Met Office, told the Mirror: "Rain coming in from the west will make it a wet day for many access the UK. "It really will be quite overcast tonight although there may be some breaks in clouds for those on the south coast." "There will be persistent rain in northern England, Scotland and Wales with heavy downpours of up to 60mm in higher areas." The Met Office's forecast added: "After a chilly … [Read more...] about UK Supermoon weather forecast: Will you be able to see rare Snow Moon tonight?