Last night district skygazers were treated to a blood red moon as part of a total lunar eclipse.ZACH HUBBER April 16, 2014 12:43pm
An eerie yet powerful blood red moon graced the district’s sky last night as part of a total lunar eclipse.
It was the first of its kind in more than two years.
The effect was caused by the moon, the sun and Earth being exactly aligned.
The moon appeared red because the sunlight which passed through the Earth’s dusty atmosphere refracted to the red end of the spectrum.
The colour can vary depending on the amount of dust in the atmosphere.
The lunar eclipse should not be confused with a solar eclipse, which happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, partially or fully blocking out the sun.
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Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
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Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and Deputy Nationals leader Peter Walsh are expected to make a significant and long-awaited bridge announcement tomorrow.
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100 days at Tongala Primary.
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District residents judge the top releases from the Heathcote wine region during the second annual Heathcote Wine Show on the weekend.
A sporting precinct has emerged as the main driver behind merger of Cobram and Victory soccer clubs.
A top-three finish is on the cards for the Deni Rovers after they knocked off Jerilderie on Saturday.
Innovative irrigators are being encouraged to apply for a 2014 Rural Water Award and the chance to win a $2000 cash prize.
Three Benalla residents are speaking up to bring the issue of youth homelessness into the spotlight.
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