How to watch the lunar eclipse in Australia tonight

If you’re a fan of all things space – you might want to cast your eyes towards the sky tonight.

A penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible in Australian skies tonight, but there are a few things you need to know to catch it. 

A penumbral lunar eclipse is when the moon is almost perfectly aligned with the sun and the Earth – which causes a shadow to fall on the moon. 

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This type of eclipse is known for being a more elusive type of eclipse, meaning you need to know what you’re looking for. Experts say it usually looks like dark shading on the moon, so keep your eyes peeled!

What time will you be able to see it?

Melbourne: 7.29pm

Sydney: 7.03pm

Brisbane: 5:56 pm

Cairns: 5:12 pm

Adelaide: 7:24 pm

Tasmania: 7:22 pm

Darwin: 6:58 pm

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