LUNAR ECLIPSE: Pink moon rises over Border

Following the journey of the lunar eclipse from West Wodonga. Picture: SOPHIE COOK
Following the journey of the lunar eclipse from West Wodonga. Picture: SOPHIE COOK
The lunar eclipse cast a pink moon over the Border. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON

The lunar eclipse cast a pink moon over the Border. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON

The lunar eclipse cast a pink moon over the Border. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON

The lunar eclipse cast a pink moon over the Border. Picture: DYLAN ROBINSON

Ann Killeen - Rutherglen

Ann Killeen - Rutherglen

Ann Killeen - Rutherglen

Ann Killeen - Rutherglen

Tonights Lunar Eclipse as seen from the Lake Hume weir wall. Picture: Felicity Coleman Photography (Facebook)

Tonights Lunar Eclipse as seen from the Lake Hume weir wall. Picture: Felicity Coleman Photography (Facebook)

The night's eclipse, taken by Michelle Fletcher (Facebook)

The night's eclipse, taken by Michelle Fletcher (Facebook)

Picture by Darren Plane (email)

Picture by Darren Plane (email)

Eclipse from Huon Hill lookout - Sarah Negrin (email)

Eclipse from Huon Hill lookout - Sarah Negrin (email)

Lunar eclipse over North Albury. Picture: Adrian Povey (email)

Lunar eclipse over North Albury. Picture: Adrian Povey (email)

Lunar eclipse over North Albury. Picture: Adrian Povey (email)

Lunar eclipse over North Albury. Picture: Adrian Povey (email)

Eclipse by Trisha Lynch (email)

Eclipse by Trisha Lynch (email)

Eclipse by Trisha Lynch (email)

Eclipse by Trisha Lynch (email)

Eclipse by Trisha Lynch (email)

Eclipse by Trisha Lynch (email)

Erica Hateley - Mt Beauty

Erica Hateley - Mt Beauty

Erica Hateley - Mt Beauty

Erica Hateley - Mt Beauty

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THE spectacular sight of a pink moon rising greeted Border and North East residents with a clear view to the east last night.

It was the result of a total lunar eclipse — when the sun, moon and Earth are in perfect alignment, causing the Earth’s shadow to fall on the moon.

Astronomical Society of Victoria spokesman Perry Vlahos said it was rare to see the moon rise at sunset “already in the middle of an eclipse”.

“It took a while to get out of the low cloud on the eastern horizon but once it did, it had a pinkish glow to it,” Mr Vlahos said.

The moon began to move into the Earth’s shadow at 3.58pm and was fully immersed in shadow by 5.06pm.

The moon rose at 5.49pm, with the full eclipse remaining until about 6.25pm and the eclipse disappearing altogether by about 7.30pm.

The moon’s pink colour became apparent as it rose higher in the sky and darkness fell.