Total Eclipse of the Moon

For those that aren’t aware, tonight will be a total eclipse of the moon, so get your cameras ready – there’s not another one happening for nearly 3 years. The slight downside to tonight’s antics is that for the UK, the totality will only occur around 3am on Thursday morning. So unless Katrina’s in labour and feeling very generous, I’m unlikely to be photographing this one.

I wonder if there’s any old-wives tales about being born under a total eclipse? Time to consult my nearest mother-in-law…

You can go to their website for NASA’s view on the proceedings – for reference, the UK is 5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST). They’ve also produced this spangly diagram for those who are interested (click for full-size version).