in blood moon event for Māori
This event occurs when the moon, earth and sun are aligned, giving the moon a red tinge. Astro photographer and educator Josh Aoraki is hoping the weather clears up in time for the event.
"I think a lot of us will be disappointed looking at the grey sky, but there seems to be quite a few places around the motu which are going to get clear skies tonight."
Commonly known as a blood moon, the event holds great significance within te ao Māori. Speaking to Te Karere, Māori astronomer professor Rangi Matamua said that this is a time to be careful and cautious.
Link to video and article: Deep cultural significance in blood moon event for Māori (1news.co.nz)