Watch a rising (almost) full Moon this Easter! Low in the eastern sky, as the Moon rises, it will appear orange in colour and very large. Keep an eye on the Moon as it rises, and you’ll see that it returns to its usual Moon colour as it rises out of the hazy atmosphere. Hold out an arm and cover the Moon with you pinky finger to measure it’s size as it rises. Does it change size?

When to look: 8pm onwards, 9th April

Which direction to look:  From low in the eastern sky upwards

Something Interesting:

Head out on Good Friday to watch the full Moon rise! On the opposite side of the sky, a bright star – Venus –  will be setting as the Moon rises!

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There’s always something interesting happening in the night sky and country WA is the best place to catch all the action!