The British share their best lunar eclipse cloud pictures
The British are sharing their photos online from the longest lunar eclipse of the century which occurred yesterday, July 27, 2018.
In an ironic twist they are famous for, the clear skies and sunshine they’ve been experiencing over the last month decided to take a break just in time for the beginning of the eclipse.
So the UK got to enjoy excellent cloud cover throughout the crucial viewing period.
If you squint at the above photo you can just make out the blood red moon
This is not the first time that Britain enjoyed such great cloud cover during crucial events. The last was during the total solar eclipse in August 1999 (photo below).
However, the stiff upper lip for which the British are famous for prevailed, with people saying they’d have better luck during the next total solar eclipse which will be visible from the UK. They’d only have to wait 91 years for September 2090.
Nearly as long as they’ve been waiting for a British Wimbledon champion or for England to win the world cup.