The early morning of Thursday, 21 February is your last chance to see a complete lunar eclipse before December 2010. Visible across most of western Europe, the best time to see the eclipse is between 4:01 am and 4:51 am CET.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and the Moon are aligned and Earth casts its shadow over the Moon. You can watch the lunar eclipse with the naked eye without risk.
The upcoming eclipse will also be visible across majority of North America, South America and parts of Africa.
The exact timings of the different phases of the upcoming eclipse are given below, all times are in CET.
|01:36||Penumbral eclipse begins|
|02:43||Partial eclipse begins|
|04:01||Total eclipse beings|
|04:51||Total eclipse ends|
|06:09||Partial eclipse ends|
|06:15||Penumbral eclipse ends|
The sub-lunar point will be located over Europe’s spaceport in French Guyana at mid-eclipse.