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Now might be a good time to invest in a telescope because come Friday you’re going to want one.
A lunar eclipse, snow moon and New Year comet should all be visible this Friday night into Saturday morning.
But unless you’re clued up on your astronomical happenings, it’s unlikely you’ll be familiar with them all, so here is a brief guide on how to spot them.
The rare penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon almost align behind one another.
The earth blocks the sun’s light from reaching the surface of the moon
It will first be visible at 10.30pm on February 10 as a subtle shadow and will be most visible at 12.43am and will end at 2.52pm.
It will be visible from Europe, most of Asia and North America, and Africa.
2017.02.07 / 11:59