PEOPLE across Perth had their eyes fixated on the sky last night for a special once-in-30-year lunar event.
The super blue blood moon got thousands of people off the couch and into their backyards and parks, to watch a total lunar eclipse, which coincided with both a supermoon and a blue moon – referred to as the “lunar trifecta”.
Around 7000 turned out to Hertha Reserve in Stirling to watch the rare event through telescopes provided by the Gravity Discovery Centre Observatory, with the partial eclipse kicking off at 7.48pm.
Perfect weather conditions and a cloud-free night made for perfect viewing of the moon and photography, with social media captivated by #SuperBlueBloodMoon.
The moon was a hit around Perth, with the many commenting on social media that it was “mind blowing”, “stunning” and “worth the mosquito bites”.
The last super blue blood moon in Australia was on December 31, 1982.
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