Eclipse set to be ‘most beautiful in years’

Forecasters say Saturday’s gloomy weather should clear up enough by evening to allow stargazers to see the total eclipse of the moon, set to be ‘the most beautiful’ in years, say astronomers.
The first shadow will fall on the moon at 22.30, with the total eclipse lasting from 11.45pm to 1am. During the eclipse, the only light to reach the moon will have been filtered through the earth’s atmosphere, turning the moon a deep orange red.
The eclipse can be seen in Europe, Africa, South America and parts of North America.

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