More than 150 years since the last "Super Blue Blood Moon", stargazers are sure in for a treat. Pencil in your diary Wednesday 31st January 2018 for a rare astronomical event, and make it an exception for an early dinner. You don't want to miss this opportunity.
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Between 7:30pm and 11pm a "Super Blue Blood Moon" will light up the sky with its incredible hues. As the moon goes behind the earth's shadow, it will appear a deep orange, tinged with red and also appear 14% bigger. If you are interested in understanding more about this rare phenomenon, please click here.
It will be an ideal treat for eager sky watchers to dust off their lens, whether it's a camera, telescope, binoculars or just the naked eye. Whatever method is used to store this spectacular memory, it will be incredible to capture here, in our own backyard. You could even consider packing up a picnic and venturing to some of Perth's best vantage points. Below is a list of 5 hot-spots that might be worth considering: -
1) Yokine Hill, one of Perth's highest peaks being 83m above sea level.
2) Lesmurdie Falls National Park, on the escarpment east/south-east of Perth.
3) Incorporate a fitness workout at the DNA tower at the highest point of Kings Park. Take a breather and gaze towards the "Super Blue Blood Moon".
4) Monument Hill lookout, the highest part of Buckland Hill in Mosman Park, with sweeping views to the east.
5) The top of Reabold Hill at Bold Park in Floreat, Perth's highest inner metropolitan peak.
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Photographer enthusiasts, don't forget your tripod and brush up on your settings. I'll be certainly sharing this rare astronomical event with my camera, and hopefully, a clear night will let us capture some magnificent images. Wherever, and however, you choose to view this rare phenomenon of the "Super Blue Blood Moon", please enjoy!