Moon Gazing: The Best Pictures of the Spectacular Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse

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On May 26, the world was treated to a rare celestial event: a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. This infrequent event won’t happen again for years, making it all the more special for everyone who witnessed the moon in all its glory. Sky gazers in Sydney had one of the best viewpoints in the world, according to astronomer-at-large at the Australian Astronomical Observatory, Fred Watson.

“Really we were in pole position,” Watson told the Sydney Morning Herald. “Most of the eastern hemisphere of the earth will have seen tonight’s eclipse but we had the best view basically because the moon is higher in the sky.”

While some lucky ducks watched the lunar eclipse event while onboard the Supermoon Scenic Flight organised by Qantas, others watched it unfold online and many simply stuck their heads out the window to catch the moon in all of its bright beauty. For some of the best pictures of the event, see below.

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