How to watch flower moon lunar eclipse
A lunar eclipse will take place over the Australian night sky this weekend.
The flower moon will begin as the moon enters the edge of the Earth’s shadow at 1.14am (AEST) on Saturday.
People willing to brave the chilly early morning temperatures will be able to see the face of the moon darken but not entirely disappear.
The eclipse will reach its peak, two hours after beginning, at 2.24am (AEST) and end at 4.32am (AEST).
Australians are lucky to get a glimpse of the eclipse, as most of the western hemisphere misses out.
Parts of Antarctica, Eastern Africa, Oceania and Asia will be able to see the eclipse in their night sky.
However, if you don’t want to crawl out of bed, the Virtual Telescope Project will host a free livestream of the full flower moon beginning at 4.45am on Saturday.