During a lunar eclipse, the super moon can be seen behind the Australian-American Memorial at the Australian Defence Force Headquarters in Canberra. Mick Tsikas (AAP)
The full moon passed through its closest point to Earth on Wednesday night, coinciding with a lunar eclipse, drawing thousands of stargazers to the sky.
Many people had their cameras out to record the rare orange-red moon known as the “super blood moon.
It was drenched in a strong reddish hue due to the eclipse.
The event was best seen from Australia’s east coast, however it could be seen from anywhere in the country.
Here’s a roundup of some of the best shots:
On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the full moon rises near Parliament House in Canberra. (AAP photo by Lukas Coch)
The Super Moon rises behind Sydney’s Opera House. Loren Elliott (Reuters)
On May 26, 2021, the moon was photographed during a lunar eclipse from Brisbane. Sarah Motherwell (ABC News)
What is the significance of the Super Blood Moon?
It’s about letting go of the need to always be “right” or have the last word. It’s also a powerful intuitive time, so pay attention if you’re getting random pings about an issue that’s been bothering you. Eclipses should not be feared.
What time is the lunar eclipse in Australia tonight?
If the clouds cooperate, the entire country of Australia will be able to witness the phenomenon. The total lunar eclipse will begin at 9.11pm and end at 9.25pm in the eastern capital cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, and Hobart). The eclipse will begin at 8.41pm and end at 8.55pm in the country’s centre (Adelaide, Darwin).