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See the RED Moon tonight!

April 15, 2014 by Ska in Science, World with 0 Comments


Eastern States skywatchers will be able to catch a glimpse of the first total lunar eclipse in two years tonight.

According to the Sydney Observatory, the best times to see the eclipse are:

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Adelaide: Moon rise at 5.48pm; total eclipse ends at 5.55pm; eclipse ends at 7.03pm

Brisbane: Moon rise at 5.27pm; maximum eclipse is at 5.46pm; total eclipse ends at 6.25pm; eclipse ends at 7.33pm.

Darwin: Moon rise at 6.41pm; the eclipse ends at 7.33pm.

Hobart: Moon rise at 5.33pm; maximum eclipse is at 5.46pm; total eclipse ends at 6.25pm; eclipse ends at 7.33pm.

Melbourne: Moon rise rises at 5.49pm; total eclipse ends at 6.25pm; eclipse ends at 7.33pm.

Sydney: Moon rise at 5.28pm; maximum eclipse is at 5.46pm; total eclipse ends at 6.25pm; eclipse ends at 7.33pm.

Perth will be unable to see the eclipse.

Prepare your cameras and lenses and take the best shot for this rare eclipse that only occurs every six months in 2 years.

If you will miss it tonight, you can mark your calendars for the next eclipse that will occur on October 8, 2014 and for April 4 and September 28, 2015.

 

 

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