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Lunar eclipse 2019: Find out when and where in the South West you can see the partial lunar eclipse

The moon is set to rise in the UK sky around 9pm and the eclipse will reach its peak at 10.30pm. Credit: PA

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.

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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.

Credit: PA Graphics

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!