Thankfully the skies cleared in time for the penumbral partial eclipse heavily featured on the BBC news bulletins.

This image was captured using our APM 140 refractor and modified Canon 450D using the video mode.

A penumbral eclipse is where, at no time on the Moon’s surface, is the Sun completely covered by the Earth. This results in just a subtle darkening of the Moon closest to where the Earths shadow in space is. Although not as striking as a full Lunar eclipse, it is still a pretty sight to see.

Come and see for yourself how to take breathtaking images of the Moon at Stargazers Cottage!