The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is starting this morning at around 4:30AM AEST.
This past Monday, people from around the world aimed their cameras upwards in hopes of catching a glimpse of the “blood moon” lunar eclipse. But as this 19th century manuscript shows, it’s a phenomenon that’s been chronicled long before the advent of camera phones and telescopic lenses.
We’ve had a couple of opportunities to catch the moon in deep-rouge form, but if you miss out on the next one, you’ll be in for a wait of over 1000 days. Certainly not forever, but long enough to prompt a brief amount of cussing.