Hunter’s Moon Lunar Eclipse to grace the skies TONIGHT – how to see the epic sight for yourself

THE full Moon rising tonight will be partially eclipsed by Earth in an epic sight for stargazers.

As you may have already noticed, this Moon – dubbed a Hunter’s, Blood or Sanguine Moon – has ascended with a blaze of orangey hues this week.

Approximately six per cent of the Moon will be eclipsed by Earth, as the Sun swings behind our planet

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Approximately six per cent of the Moon will be eclipsed by Earth, as the Sun swings behind our planetCredit: SWNS
This is map details where the partial eclipse will be visible, and where it unfortunately won't be

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This is map details where the partial eclipse will be visible, and where it unfortunately won’t beCredit: Dominic Ford

According to folklore in the Northern Hemisphere, the orange gleam of a Hunter’s Moon would have provided the perfect evening light to poach summer-fattened game before winter.

The eclipse will be visible from much of the Eastern Hemisphere.

This is when part of the Moon will be hidden behind Earth’s darker inner shadow.

Approximately six per cent of the Moon will be eclipsed by Earth, as the Sun swings behind our planet.

So, folks from across Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and the few based in Antarctica should be able to witness it.

Some parts of North and South America may also be able to lay eyes on it, too.

How do I see it?

The eclipse will begin at approximately 7:35pm BST tonight.

Fortunately, lunar eclipses are hard to miss.

To give yourself the best chance of seeing it, it’s wise to choose a spot with little light pollution.

A view unobstructed by a skyline or trees is also a good idea.

And while they are not totally necessary, using binoculars or a telescope may improve your view – and will be essential if you’re looking for a close-up.

However, be cautious that they may restrict the size of the sky that’s visible to you.

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