Thousands of stargazers looked to the sky as Wednesday night’s full moon passed through its closest point to Earth while also coinciding with a lunar eclipse.
Many had cameras ready to capture the rare orange-red moon dubbed “super blood moon”.
The eclipse means it was bathed in a deep reddish glow.
While the event was best viewed from Australia’s east coast, it was visible across the country.
When is the next lunar eclipse?
If you missed the show last night and want to see the next one in person, a partial eclipse will take place later this year.
The moon will darken once again on November 19 of this year, but it will only be a partial eclipse.
The next total lunar eclipse will be in November 2022.
When is the next solar eclipse?
The next partial solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Australia in April 2023, however the Moon won’t align fully with the Sun and the Earth.
In 2028 a total solar eclipse will darken daylit skies over Australia.