Temperatures will drop after the flower moon

It follows a chilly night on Friday that saw temperatures plummet to minus 2 degrees in a number of regional towns including Mudgee, Orange and Thredbo.


Camden experienced the coldest temperatures in Greater Sydney, falling to 3 degrees, while Richmond saw a low of 3.5 degrees, Penrith 6 degrees, Sydney Olympic Park 7.5 degrees and Observatory Hill 10 degrees.

Some stargazers braved the cold for a celestial display as a penumbral lunar eclipse coincided with a meteor shower called Eta Aquariids around 3am on Saturday.

The Virtual Telescope Project recorded a live feed of the so-called “Flower Moon” eclipse from the Tuscan countryside in Italy.

According to Macquarie University, the Eta Aquariids are known for glowing trails that persist in the sky for several seconds after the meteor disappears.

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Justin Scaccy

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