STARGAZERS were treated to a cosmic spectacle as a partial lunar eclipse was visible across parts of Yorkshire.

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

Clear skies across much of the country gave people a stunning view of the phenomenon, including in Yorkshire, London and at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.

The partial eclipse was also visible as far afield as Australia, Africa and much of Asia.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, sun, and moon are almost exactly in line and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth

from the sun.

The moon is full, moves into the shadow of the Earth and dims dramatically but usually remains visible, lit by sunlight that passes through the Earth’s atmosphere.

The eclipse was seen in the UK from moon rise, from approximately 9.07pm until around 1.17am.