The rare eclipse will begin in the UK at around 1.10am on Monday and will last for around 71 minutes

If you stay up late tonight you’re in for a treat – with a rare chance to see a lunar eclipse which will turn the moon a dramatic blood red.

The combination of the eclipse with a supermoon – when there is a full moon at the same time as the moon’s closest approach to the Earth – will give the moon a red tint across its surface.

During a supermoon on its own, the moon appears much bigger than usual, 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter.

The phenomenon will occur at around 1.10am UK time and the moon will be completely within the shadow of the earth from 3.11am to 4.24am.

The eclipse will then end at 6.24am when the moon leaves the shadow.

We have not had a super blood moon since 1982 and the next one will not appear in the skies until 2033, so experts are warning people not to miss the opportunity.

Don’t forget to send us your photos and videos of the eclipse to or Facebook.

The next chance to see it is on Tuesday October 27 this year.


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