There’s a bad moon rising on the Fraser Coast

IF YOU find yourself looking to the skies next Tuesday night, don't panic if you notice a ghostly sight.

On April 15, the Earth will shadow the moon, producing a lunar eclipse visible across the Wide Bay area.

The event occurs just once every two-and-a-half years.

According to president of the Hervey Bay Astronomical Society Joe Mather, the moon is set to rise at 5.28pm with the whole event lasting up to 20 minutes.

"You'll need to be looking east and you will need a good horizon with no obstructions," he said.

"You will see light slowly disappear from the moon as earth moved in front of the sun.

"Then, at its peak, you will see a vague, ghostly disc rather than the bright shining one we usually see."

Mr Mather says the only issue may be cloudy weather.



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