Once in a Māori blue moon?

By Kawe Roes

Millions of people witnessed a once in a blue moon occurrence early this morning. The super blue blood moon is a rare sighting which is three lunar eclipses all rolled in one. 

It was last seen in Aotearoa 152 years ago during the New Zealand Land Wars.

The moon holds a special and important place within Māori tradition and a Māori astronomer has his own view on its purpose.