When is the lunar eclipse in February 2017?
Astrologers in Britain might be able to see a subtle shadowing of the moon as the lunar eclipse begins at 10.34pm.
It is thought that the lunar eclipse will peak at 12.43am before drawing to an end at about 2.53am in the early hours of Saturday.
Watch out for the solar eclipse, Snow Moon and New Year's comet on Friday night
People across the Americas, Europe, Africa and most of Asia should be able to catch a glimpse of the lunar eclipse.
The Earth’s shadow will fall on the moon during the eclipse as the the Earth, sun and moon line in space.
Friday’s eclipse is known as a penumbral lunar eclipse because only the diffuse outer shadow of the Earth covers the moon.
Unlike the dramatic total eclipse of the moon, you can only see a subtle dark shadow on the moon during the penumbral version.
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When is the Snow Moon in February 2017?
February’s full moon, known as the Snow Moon, is due to rise at 4.44pm on Friday and will set at 07.30am on Saturday.
When is the New Year comet?
The New Year comet has been visible around the world since the end of last year and was seen on New Year’s Eve.
Comet 45P was discovered in 1948 and named after the three astronomers – Moniru Honda, Antonín Mrkos, and Ľudmila Pajdušáková.
You should look out for the comet from midnight on Friday because the comet make its closest approach to Earth on February 11.
The lunar eclipse will be visible from these parts of the world
Nasa said: “Comet 45P, visible after sunset over the last two months-through both binoculars and telescopes-makes its closest approach to Earth on February 11, when it will be 0.08 Astronomical Units (7.4 million miles) from Earth.
“It'll be visible in the morning sky in the constellation Hercules.
“The comet then passes through the constellations Corona Borealis (the Northern Crown), Boötes (the Herdsman), Canes Venatici (Boötes' hunting dogs) and Ursa Major.
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Pictures from around the world of rare astronomical event. The blood moon rises as supermoon and lunar eclipse combine.
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The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033.Lunar Eclipse
“Then on to Leo by the end of February. It moves swiftly — 9 degrees each day! It will return again in 2022.”