Blood moon rising
Wednesday, 10th January, 2018
By Myles Burt
Broken Hill can expect a visual spectacle when the moon turns a deep red, just before the Lunar Eclipse later this month.
Otherwise known as a Blood Moon, the display will be visible about 10:20pm on Wednesday, January 31 as the moon starts going behind the sun.
Linda Nadge, from Outback Astronomy, said that the Blood Moon was caused by sunlight refracting off the Earth’s atmosphere to give it a unique orange and red colour.
The more dust in the atmosphere means a deeper red, which places Broken Hill in a prime position.
Lunar eclipse times
Partial Eclipse: 9:20pm
Total Eclipse: 11:20 - 12:40pm