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How to see the longest lunar eclipse this century

Early risers will be greeted by a red moon tomorrow morning, due to the longest lunar eclipse this century.

Ont the east coast a partial eclipse will start after 3am, with the total eclipse to begin at about 5.30.

Astronomer Kirsten Banks joins Alan Jones to explain the extremely rare event.

“The moon is moving through these shadows but the sunlight still goes through the atmosphere of the earth.

“Because of how our atmosphere is made up and what it’s made up of, a lot of the blue light and the higher colours of light are scattered, leaving only the red, crimson light to go through and glow up our moon.”

Kirsten tells Alan exactly how you can see the eclipse in both New South Wales and Queensland.

Click PLAY below to find out

Image: NASA

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