Weather Hope Ahead Of Lunar Eclipse

December 10, 2011 by staff 

Weather Hope Ahead Of Lunar Eclipse, A spectacular lunar eclipse will see the Moon glow burnt orange on Saturday afternoon – but only if the weather holds.

A MeteoGroup forecaster predicts adverse conditions mean there will be a 50% chance of seeing a full eclipse from the Shetland Islands.

Between 2.06pm and 2.58pm the northernmost tip of the UK may be able to witness the Sun, Earth and Moon falling almost exactly in line, giving the moon an orange hue.

The phenomenon will be most dramatic in East Asia, Australasia and the western Pacific.

Those living in Lerwick, in the Shetland Islands, however, are expected to see moonrise at 2.54pm, so will have four minutes to glimpse the celestial spectacle very low on the horizon.

Tom Tobler, weather forecaster for MeteoGroup, said that Shetland Islands inhabitants have a 50/50 chance of a clear view.

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