Partial lunar eclipse visible across Wales

Across Wales stargazers gathered on Tuesday evening to view a partial lunar eclipse.

The eclipse was seen from moon rise, from approximately 9.07pm until around 1.17am, and coincided with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 launching its moon mission.

There were clear skies across much of the country.

A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes into the Earth's shadow when the pair and the Sun are aligned.

Partial lunar eclipse set against the summit of Pen y Fan. Credit: Georgina Harper

Members of North Wales Astronomy Society went up the Great Orme in Llandudno between 9:45pm until 11:40pm last night to see the partial lunar eclipse.

View of the partial lunar eclipse from Llandudno. Credit: Brian Woosnam, North Wales Astronomy Society

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