During the total phase, the moon is low in the southwestern sky and sets at 5:51 a.m., as the Federal Office for Meteorology and Climatology (Meteoschweiz) writes in its blog. The phase with the maximum darkening of the moon at 06.11 is no longer visible in Switzerland.
However, at this time it is already light and the observation conditions are limited. In addition, the increasing twilight in the morning makes observation more difficult; because the sunrise is already at 5.47 am.
Presumably one or the other shower and thunderstorm cell and the associated cloud cover will make observation even more difficult – probably especially in the eastern and southern parts of Switzerland.
Lunar eclipses can only occur when the moon is full. When the moon enters the umbra of the earth, it is completely shielded from the direct rays of the sun and the full moon takes on a copper-red to bright orange color.
Almost four years ago, on July 27, 2018, the longest total lunar eclipse of the century occurred. From around 9:30 p.m. to around 11:15 p.m., the disk of the full moon was bathed in reddish light in this country. A total lunar eclipse of a similar length is not expected again until 2123.