Image copyright PA Media Image caption The wolf moon – the first full moon of the year – is pictured here above Menwith Hill, near Harrogate Skywatchers are being treated to the first full moon of 2020 – known as a “wolf moon” – as it coincides with a lunar eclipse.Those gazing up at the…

The wolf moon pictured above Menwith Hill, near Harrogate

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The wolf moon – the main plump moon of the 300 and sixty five days – is pictured here above Menwith Hill, reach Harrogate

Skywatchers are being treated to the main plump moon of 2020 – normally called a “wolf moon” – as it coincides with a lunar eclipse.

Those watching up at the skies may well perchance well aloof, weather allowing, seek for a penumbral lunar eclipse, which happens when the moon passes thru the Earth’s shadow.

The phenomenon, which began at 17: 00 GMT in the UK and is anticipated to complete at spherical 21: 00, will seek for the moon transfer into Earth’s penumbra, or outer shadow, inflicting it to be taught about darker than favorite.

Full moon seen by Glastonbury Tor

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St Michael’s Tower is seen on Glastonbury Tor, as a plump moon rises in Somerset

The full moon seen rising behind a windmill on the Sussex downs

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On the Sussex Downs, the moon looms across a sundown horizon

Ed Bloomer, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, talked about of us in the UK must have the ability to search spherical for the existing “fine and clearly”.

“This may well occasionally perchance well very smartly be rising in the east because the sun items in the west, and we will have the ability to be taught about it right thru the night,” he talked about.

The Met Plot of enterprise talked about “pretty determined skies” had been anticipated for south-east England. But skies may well perchance well very smartly be cloudier in the western components of the country, with heavy rain anticipated across northern Ireland and Scotland.

The next plump moon will happen on 9 February, which is named “snow moon”.

Wolf moon seen over St Mary's lighthouse at Whitley Bay in Northumberland

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This image was once taken by St Mary’s lighthouse at Whitley Bay, in Northumberland

The lunar eclipse in Macedonian capital Skopje

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The lunar eclipse is inflicting the moon – pictured here in the Macedonian capital, Skopje – to be taught about darker than favorite

The full moon is seen rising behind a tree in Ronda, near Malaga, Spain

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In Ronda, reach Malaga, Spain, the moon is seen rising in the back of a tree and vitality lines

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