One of the most enjoyable things about getting out & camping for me is sitting around a campfire & gazing up at the night sky. Started this thread so forum members can post some of the events that are about to happen in the night sky for those who are interested to keep an eye out for. Anything relating to the Night Sky - Meteor Showers, Eclipses or even Starlore about the constellations. To kick it off there will be a Total Lunar Eclipse resulting in a "Blood Moon" this Saturday morning (28-07-18) with a partial eclipse starting around 4:24 am(AEST). The Moon will start to turn red at 5:30 am & will be in total eclipse at 6:21 am just above the western horizon. This will also be the longest eclipse in the last 100 years at 1 hour 43 minutes. The Moon will set before the eclipse ends so the whole event won`t be seen except for those in Western Australia. The next Lunar Eclipse won`t be until 2021. Also on the same night the Sun - Earth - Moon - Mars will be in alignment & Mars will be the closest (Perigee) to Earth since 2003. The Moon will be at it`s further-est (Apogee) point from the Earth. At the moment there are 4 planets visible to the naked eye at around 8:00 pm. Venus in the west, Jupiter directly overhead, Saturn in the east at about 45 degrees & Mars just above the horizon in the east. If anyone gets some photos of the eclipse post them here or on the Night Pics thread.