Total lunar eclipse

A total eclipse of the Moon will take place on the evening of Wednesday 8 October. The Moon starts moving into the Earth’s shadow at 8:15 pm AEDT and is fully immersed in the shadow at 9:25 pm. Totality is over at 10:25 pm and the eclipse ends at 11:35 pm. For people in the eastern half of Australia and New Zealand the whole eclipse is visible, while for people in the west the eclipse starts with the rising of the partially eclipsed moon.

For more details, see our factsheet.

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