New Zealand experienced a rare lunar eclipse last night.
From around 11.15pm the lunar eclipse turned the moon red, for about 85 minutes.
A lunar eclipse happens when the moon travels through Earth’s shadow.
If the Moon only partly makes it into the shadow, that’s a partial eclipse. In a total eclipse, the moon becomes fully immersed and takes on a reddish/orange glow.
Not only will did the lunar eclipse opccur, but planets and stars appeared brighter than usual.
According to NASA, the next lunar eclipse will not occur until 14 March 2025.