Stargazers in for a treat tonight with rare ‘super blood moon’
A rare ‘super blood moon’ will be visible in Australian skies tonight.
The double celestial event will feature a super moon, when the moon reaches its closest point to Earth in its orbit, and a blood moon, which is caused by a total lunar eclipse.
Astronomer and astrophysicist, Dr Brad Tucker, said it was exciting it could be viewed at a “normal human time”.
“It’s something you definitely don’t want to miss because of how cool and also how easy it is to see!”
He said 7.45pm-9.30pm is the peak action time.
Press PLAY below to hear an excited Dr Tucker talking to Scott Emerson
Check local details for the start of the May 26 lunar eclipse. Max eclipse begins ~4am PT (7a ET/11a GMT). Best viewing is along the Pacific Rim – western parts of the Americas, Australia, New Zealand & Eastern Asia. https://t.co/wG6U82dY5c pic.twitter.com/nGA24q5gx8
— NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) May 25, 2021
Astrophysicist Jonti Horner told Neil Breen so long as you can see the moon, you will see the event.
Press PLAY below to hear the peak viewing time and location tonight