Everything you need to know about Friday’s eclipse, from how to see it to how one saved Columbus’s life in 1504

Weather permitting, get ready for a beautiful celestial sight on Friday 27 July, when a total lunar eclipse will be visible from almost all parts of the world. The only people missing out this time are Greenland, Canada and the USA.

From the UK, this spectacular sight will last all evening. As the moon rises at 8:50pm, the eclipse will already be in its total phase and the moon will be a deep-red colour as it climbs into the sky.

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