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Beautiful photos present the yr’s first full moon gentle up the sky in spectacular lunar eclipse

Stunning pictures show the year’s first full moon light up the sky in spectacular lunar eclipse


THESE beautiful photos present the primary full moon of the last decade, which is also called the “wolf moon”.

Stargazers are in for a deal with this night as a result of tonight’s magical show additionally coincides with a lunar eclipse.

The wolf moon rises over Glastonbury this night
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The full moon rising over Portsmouth ahead of the lunar eclipse with an orange glow.
The complete moon rising over Portsmouth forward of the lunar eclipse with an orange glow.
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The first full moon of the new decade and 2020 rises over the city of Birmingham
The primary full moon of the brand new decade and 2020 rises over town of Birmingham
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These fortunate sufficient to have clear skies of their space will be capable to witness a penumbral lunar eclipse, which is when the moon passes by the earth’s shadow.

It occurs when the solar, moon and earth are completely aligned.

It started at 5pm and is anticipated to finish at 9pm as astronomy lovers will see the moon transfer into Earth’s outer shadow, or penumbra, inflicting the moon to look just a little darker than regular.

Ed Bloomer, an astronomer on the Royal Observatory Greenwich, mentioned: “The primary full moon of 2020 is right this moment, and right here within the UK we must always be capable to see it good and clearly.

“It will likely be rising within the east because the solar units within the west, and we’ll be capable to observe it all through the evening.”

However for these sky-watchers hoping for the moon to show purple, which is named a blood moon, might be disenchanted.

Mr Bloomer added: “We received’t see the identical dramatic dimming and reddening seen throughout a complete lunar eclipse.

“Sadly, we received’t get a kind of till 2021, although there are one other three penumbral eclipses to sit up for in 2020.”

These in South East England could have the perfect luck tonight as Bonnie Diamond, a spokesperson for the Met Workplace, mentioned “beautiful clear skies” are anticipated the area this night.


In January, the complete moon is usually labelled a “wolf” moon, an uncommon celestial label which appears to have caught.

The time period comes from the Native Individuals due to how wolves would how within the winter months.

The subsequent full moon will happen on February 9, which is also called snow moon.

The full moon behind Stonehenge in Wiltshire today
The complete moon behind Stonehenge in Wiltshire right this moment
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This image shows the full moo over St Mary's Lighthouse at Whitley Bay in Northumberland
This picture reveals the complete moon over St Mary’s Lighthouse at Whitley Bay in Northumberland
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This incredible image shows the full moon seen above the Kentish Flats Windfarm from Leysdown, Kent
This unbelievable picture reveals the complete moon seen above the Kentish Flats Windfarm from Leysdown, Kent
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he full moon is seen rising behind a windmill on the Sussex Downs near Brighton
he full moon is seen rising behind a windmill on the Sussex Downs close to Brighton
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