UAE prepares to witness partial lunar eclipse

A partial lunar eclipse will lead to the moon looking red (123 RF/Tom Tietz)

Don’t be surprised if the moon looks like its red tonight, as a partial lunar eclipse will be visible over the skies of the UAE.

The phenomenon is set to start at 22:45 and will last for several hours.

During a partial eclipse the full moon passes through the shadow of the Earth, painting it a stunning shade of red.

But make sure you catch it while it lasts - the next one isn't expected to place for another two years. 

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