Partial lunar eclipse lights up skies 50 years on from Apollo 11 launch

Stargazers have been treated to a cosmic spectacle as a partial lunar eclipse was visible across parts of the UK.

Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 12:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 1:43 pm
This combination of pictures shows the moon in various stages of a partial lunar eclipse as seen from Vienna

The event on Tuesday evening coincided with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 launching its moon mission.

A partial lunar eclipse is visible above the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire
A partial lunar eclipse is visible above London from Primrose Hill

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A partial lunar eclipse is visible over the Needles as seen from Avon beach in Mudeford, Dorset
A partial lunar eclipse is visible above over Spanish city in Whitley Bay
A partial lunar eclipse is visible above Tynemouth Priory
The partial lunar eclipse is visible above Stoodley Pike near Todmorden in West Yorkshire
People watch at a rising full moon during a partial lunar eclipse, in Rome
The moon begins to set over the harbor during a partial lunar eclipse in Sydney, Australia
The partially-eclipsed moon rises against a tower with the name of God in Arabic "Allah," in Islamabad, Pakistan
A statue of the Brazil's former President Juscelino Kubitschek, founder of Brasilia, stands during a partial lunar eclipse in the skies over Brasilia, Brazil
A couple watch the partial lunar eclipse from the esplinade in Sidmouth, Devon
An Indian spectator looks at the Moon through a telescope at Brila Planetorium during a lunar eclipse in Chennai, India
The basilica church tower is seen in front of the moon during a partial lunar eclipse in Weingarten, Germany
The moon is seen above the quadriga atop the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin's landmark, during a partial lunar eclipse
The moon is seen above the 'Palazzo della civilta del lavoro' or 'Square Colosseum' during a partial lunar eclipse in Rome
People watch the moon during a partial eclipse on the shore of the Rio de la Plata river in Buenos Aires
The Moon sets behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington 50 years to the day after astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin launched on Apollo 11
People stand in front of their telescopes as they gather to wait for the partial lunar eclipse over Vienna