Prime spots to view ‘super blue blood moon’ in Shire of Mundaring

The super blue blood moon. Picture: NASA
The super blue blood moon. Picture: NASA

STARGAZERS in search of a prime spot to see the ‘super blue blood moon’ soar over trees should check out viewing points in the Perth Hills.

Shire of Mundaring lists south ledge platform at Mundaring Weir and Lake Leschenaultia as top venues to witness the first spectacle of its kind since 1866.

The January 31 event will not to be repeated for another 20 years.

Mundaring Shire said the super moon will be the second full moon of 2018 and will light up the sky on the same day it orbits closest to Earth.

The total eclipse will be visible over trees from about 8.15pm with copper-coloured hues expected from 9.15pm to about 9.45pm.

To camp at Lake Leschenaultia, call Mundaring Visitor Centre on 9290 6645 or email lake@mundaring.wa.gov.au.

Entrance to the lake closes at 8pm and vehicles may park outside.

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