Apollo 11 Anniversary

It’s 50 years today since Apollo 11 launched and sent humans to the moon 🚀
Tonight also will see a partial lunar eclipse. This will obscure parts of the Moon from sight, and give stargazers another excuse to look up at our closest neighbour – where Neil Armstrong first set foot in on July 16, 1969.
The “maximum eclipse” will peak at 10.31pm UK time, so that’s when you’ll want to go outside and look skyward. All being clear, we should see a little over 60% of the surface of the Moon pass through Earth’s full shadow and appear red.

NASA have vowed to return humans to the moon and establish a settlement there by 2024.

Can you remember where you were when the moon landings took place? Will you be looking skywards tonight?


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