Super blue blood moon: the best time to see the celestial event in Oz on Wed Night

Screenshot from 2018-01-30 18-18-44.pngWHEN TO VIEW THE TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE:
(All times are given in local time.)

PERTH:
Totality begins 8.51pm, ends 10.08pm

ADELAIDE:
Totality begins 11.21pm, ends 12.38am

BRISBANE:
Totality begins 10.51pm, ends 12.08am

DARWIN:
Totality begins 10.21pm, ends 11.38pm

HOBART, MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY:
Totality begins 11.51pm, ends 1.08am

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE:

From late on Wednesday night, when the moon is full, it will slide entirely into the earth’s shadow.

This will turn the moon a brooding, dark red due to light being bent or refracted onto its surface by the earth’s atmosphere. This effect is commonly referred to as a blood moon.

Australians can witness a total lunar eclipse about once every 2.8 years, on average. But here’s where the super moon and the blue moon come in and elevate this lunar event to a true rarity.

SUPERMOON:

Wednesday night will also be a supermoon, when the full moon will be closest to the earth on its orbital journey – a mere 360,198km away…

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