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Here’s Where To See The Total Lunar Eclipse In Melbourne

By Emma Pegrum - 27 Jul 2018


If you’re like me and completely fascinated by things you have no scientific or technical understanding of, then you’ll be absolutely psyched for the total lunar eclipse that's happening in the early hours of Saturday 28 July.

If you have NFI what we're talking about, you can read all about it here, but really you just need to know that totality is happening from 5:30am to 7:18am in Melbourne, so set your alarms and remember to go to bed nice and early (or not at all) on Friday night.

Get your tripods out: here's where to see the total lunar eclipse in Melbourne.

Sky High

Mount Dandenong

You're going to need to find a high point, and there's no higher point that Sky High. Sure it's a bit of a trek out that way at this time of night, but your uninterrupted views (unless there are clouds) will be totally worth it.

Mount Cooper

Bundoora

One of Melbourne's highest points provides a great view of the city and should also give you some clear space to watch the super blood moon. Mount Cooper is actually a volcanic vent and last erupted 9.2 million years ago, so you should be safe tonight.

Yarra Bend Park

Fairfield

There's plenty of open space and high points along the river at Yarra Bend Park, you may as well take a picnic and make a night of it.

Jells Park

Wheelers Hill

Another massive park with plenty of open space, Jells Park should be where you're heading if you're out in the eastern suburbs and don't want to climb uphill to Mount Dandenong. 

Port Phillip Bay

Melbourne

While we wouldn't recommend heading out onto the bay at night if you're inexperienced, you're probably going to get some great views out there. So track down your mate with a boat, or hire a professional to take you out onto the chilly Port Phillip Bay waters.

Mount Macedon

Macedon Ranges

Just an hour drive from the city, Mount Macedon's lookout should give you some great views of the super blood moon. Bonus: if the weather is clear enough you'll also get a great view of Melbourne's CBD.

You might also be able to get a great view from one of Melbourne's numerous rooftop bars, providing there's not too much light pollution. Find your closest rooftop bar here.

Image credit: Max Pixel

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