Total eclipse of the Moon on Wednesday perhaps the most prominent of years although viewers in Britain should be satisfied with a sight of just the ending act of the drama. The Moon stands over the southern Indian Ocean as it passes all the way through the middle dark umbra of the Earth’s shade, plummeting deeper into the shade than throughout any eclipse since 2000. This may well effect in a strangely dark eclipse, with the Moon’s disc rotating a bottomless reddish-brown as all direct sunlight is infertile.
The umbra is actually never black. A small light . . . → Read More: Lunar Eclipse to Watch Out For