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Lunar Eclipse New Zealand

Tonight, Wednesday the 8th October around midnight a full lunar eclipse will occur, where the earth passes between the moon and the sun, causing a blood red moon effect.
New Zealand is in a perfect position to see this, and although it is cloudy in some parts of the country tonight it will still be worth staying up for.
The Eclipse will actually start around 8pm, the moon will slowly go dark, and eventually turn bright red. Unlike a solar eclipse, it is perfectly safe to view with the naked eye, and if you can get your hands on a telescope or even a pair of binoculars, it will be much more spectacular.
Astronomer’s recommend getting away from city lights where possible, so as to see the full effect!
Can’t wait up to see it, or can’t get a good view where you are? Then follow travellingnz on snapchat and we’ll keep you updated!

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