Yesterday, for the first time this year and for the last time until 2025, Australia was graced with a total lunar eclipse and blood moon. And despite the scattered cloud cover last night, we were still able to catch sight of the rare astral event here in Brisbane.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon align in a manner that the moon passes into the earth’s shadow. According to Space, “Lunar eclipses happen when Earth positions itself between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow across the lunar surface.”
Lunar eclipses only occur during a full moon and don’t need any additional equipment to be enjoyed.
When you witness the eclipse after the moon rises, it’s be a sight for sore eyes. This is because of a phenomenon called the “moon illusion” when the moon looks much bigger when it’s low on the horizon as opposed to when it’s high up in the sky.
Here are some epic photos of the lunar eclipse and blood moon, captured by the Brisbane community.
The total lunar eclipse and blood moon on November 8, 2022 was the last lunar eclipse over Australia until 2025.