WHEN TO VIEW THE TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE:
(All times are given in local time.)
Totality begins 8.51pm, ends 10.08pm
Totality begins 11.21pm, ends 12.38am
Totality begins 10.51pm, ends 12.08am
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.
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…