The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am.
It is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar surface.
Spectators can expect the Moon to begin to darken slowly before turning red as it becomes completely caught in Earth’s shade.
Sometimes the eclipsed Moon is a deep red colour, almost disappearing…