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Andrew Robertson

Clear at the start here in Norfolk. Saw the shadow edge moving across the moon all the way until 4.30am then total cloud cover. Saw a slither 5 mins later and that was it. Could see the part in shadow had a reddish hue but the effect was diminished somewhat with the bright edge. What always strikes me with this phenomenon is how obvious the curvature of the Earth’s shadow is and why the reason for this wasn’t realised by most of the ancient civilisations. 


P.S. Nice images Nick, I thought it would still be clear in Chelmsford, my cloud cover came in from the NW.