Total Lunar Eclipse

Eclipses of the Moon happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned to form an almost or exact straight line.

During a Total Lunar Eclipse, the Sun, Earth and Moon form a straight line. The Earth blocks any direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. The Sun is behind the Earth, so the Sun’s light casts the Earth’s shadow on the Moon. This shadow covers the entire Moon and causes a Total Lunar Eclipse. The next Total Lunar Eclipse is on Friday 27 July 2018 and is visible in London, UK. This eclipse will also be the longest total lunar eclipse. 

Eclipse begins on 27 July at 20:50

Maximum Eclipse at 21:21: Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.

Total Eclipse ends at 23:19 

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