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Late Night Astronomy: Lunar Eclipse

Duration: 3 hours
26 May 2021, 7–10pm Sydney Observatory

Register for the livestream here.

See outstanding views of the total lunar eclipse on site at the Sydney Observatory.

Observable in Australia on average once every 2.8 years, lunar eclipses occur when the Moon moves into the shadow of the Earth. During a lunar eclipse, light refracted onto the Moon by Earth’s atmosphere transforms the Moon into a deep red colour. View this natural phenomenon through Sydney Observatory’s telescopes and learn more about eclipses from experts during this special late night event.

Enjoy an evening of astronomy with telescope viewings*, star gazing and astronomer talks. Discover the science of lunar eclipses and take a stroll through the Observatory after hours.

Pack a late-night snack to bring with you and enjoy the view of the Southern Sky over the harbour. *This program will be cancelled if there is wet weather.

See full schedule here.