This evening you'll be treated to a partial eclipse of the moon just two weeks after a solar eclipse - and all coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 which sent astronauts to the moon.

Lunar eclipses only occur when a full moon sits on the opposite side of Earth to the sun. The shadow of the earth creates a dark, reddish tinge to the moon as light is scattered leaving only the red part to illuminate it.

The moon will rise in the UK sky around 9:00pm and the eclipse will reach its peak tonight at 10.30pm.

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It's partial because only 65% of the moon's surface will be in shadow due to its position relative to the UK; parts of eastern Europe and Africa will see a total eclipse.

By midnight the moon will no longer be in the Earth's shadow and the eclipse will be over.

Parts of the UK were treated to a super blood wolf moon in January. Credit: PA

Will the weather help out tonight? Well thankfully most of us should have good chunks of clear skies.

There will be some cloud around, and a little mist may form but not until the early hours of Wednesday morning, so there should be a good chance of seeing the eclipse.

It'll be quite low on the horizon though, to the southeast, so make sure you've got a good viewing spot and don't forget to send your photos in!

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