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Stargazers share stunning pictures of lunar eclipse

PUBLISHED: 07:46 21 January 2019 | UPDATED: 13:08 21 January 2019

Some photographers created montages to depict the full eclipse Picture: BOBBY FORSYTHE

Some photographers created montages to depict the full eclipse Picture: BOBBY FORSYTHE

BOBBY FORSYTHE

It was a night to remember for the region’s stargazers as clear spells saw a rare blood moon light up the skies.

One talented photographer captured every stage of the eclipse Picture: CURTIS BEADLE PHOTOGRAPHYOne talented photographer captured every stage of the eclipse Picture: CURTIS BEADLE PHOTOGRAPHY

It was a foggy night in East Anglia, with high cloud cover obscuring much of the skies as eagle-eyed stargazers tentatively set their alarms for a chance to catch a glimpse of the hotly anticipated lunar eclipse.

It was a sight to remember for Suffolk's stargazers Picture: TONY PICK PHOTOGRAPHYIt was a sight to remember for Suffolk's stargazers Picture: TONY PICK PHOTOGRAPHY

And for those who did wake up early – or indeed stay up late – to see the earth’s shadow taking a bite out of the full moon, it did not disappoint.

The Suffolk skies were lit up with a gorgeous glowing blood moon Picture: LOUISE MANNINGThe Suffolk skies were lit up with a gorgeous glowing blood moon Picture: LOUISE MANNING

There were some truly amazing shots of the blood moon as it lit up the skies – with stunning pictures sent from stargazers across the region.

Some were lucky enough to catch sight of the eclipse in Suffolk Picture: ALEX EMMASome were lucky enough to catch sight of the eclipse in Suffolk Picture: ALEX EMMA

According to David Murton, from the Darsham Astronomical Society, the early morning phenomenon was expected to unfold shortly after 3.30am, with totality forecast for 4.41am.

It was a long night for stargazers keen to spot the rare phenomenon Picture: ALEX EMMAIt was a long night for stargazers keen to spot the rare phenomenon Picture: ALEX EMMA

Mr Murton said, unlike a solar eclipse, it would not go completely dark as the earth’s atmosphere would continue to bend some of the sunlight – illuminating the moon.

The lunar eclipse was expected to be visible from 3.33am on Monday Picture: ALEX EMMAThe lunar eclipse was expected to be visible from 3.33am on Monday Picture: ALEX EMMA

Refraction of the light and dust in the atmosphere would then colour this light, so the moon would turn a deep coppery red.

Some were treated to incredible views of the eclipse Picture: ALEX EMMASome were treated to incredible views of the eclipse Picture: ALEX EMMA

Did you catch a glimpse of the lunar eclipse? Send us your photos here.

The eclipse was spotted across the region Picture: NIGEL PICKOVERThe eclipse was spotted across the region Picture: NIGEL PICKOVER

Forecasters were worried that fog may obscure the view, but many got spectacular shots Picture: ALEX EMMAForecasters were worried that fog may obscure the view, but many got spectacular shots Picture: ALEX EMMA

Eagle-eyed stargazers had to set their alarms for the chance to see the early morning spectacular Picture: ALEX EMMAEagle-eyed stargazers had to set their alarms for the chance to see the early morning spectacular Picture: ALEX EMMA

People watching in East Anglia could expect to enjoy the eclipse for up to an hour Picture: ALEX EMMAPeople watching in East Anglia could expect to enjoy the eclipse for up to an hour Picture: ALEX EMMA

Refraction of the light and dust in the atmosphere turned the moon a deep coppery red colour Picture: ALEX EMMARefraction of the light and dust in the atmosphere turned the moon a deep coppery red colour Picture: ALEX EMMA

The blood moon was visible over Suffolk in the early hours of Monday morning Picture: MATT MORGANThe blood moon was visible over Suffolk in the early hours of Monday morning Picture: MATT MORGAN

Refraction of light in the atmosphere turned the moon a gorgeous coppery red Picture: SIAN NEWRefraction of light in the atmosphere turned the moon a gorgeous coppery red Picture: SIAN NEW


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