How to catch a glimpse of the super blue blood moon in WA

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ALL Perth residents need to do is look out the window tonight to witness a rare spectacle — the super blue blood moon.

But some vantage points will be better than others, astronomer Richard Tonello says.

Mr Tonello, Gravity Discovery Centre senior astronomer, has organised a total lunar eclipse viewing at Stirling’s Hertha Reserve.

The event was planned for nearby Yokine Reserve but was moved because of the demand.

More than 90,000 people have registered their interest for the free event and more than 6000 have marked themselves as going on the event’s Facebook page.

Mr Tonello said the new venue was bigger and closer to public transport. He said South Perth foreshore and Kings Park would be superb vantage points.

“The best places in WA are anywhere outside, facing north-east,” he said.

“If you do feel like an outing, I would suggest South Perth foreshore, where you will see the moon above the city skyline.

“Kings Park will be packed, but it will be beautiful.”

The super blue blood moon is a rare combination of a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon. A supermoon or perigee syzygy occurs when a full moon reaches its closest point to Earth in its orbit…

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