Qantas has launched a special scenic flight over Sydney to view the last super moon and lunar eclipse of 2021.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner will operate the flight on May 26th. The Dreamliner will depart Sydney on a three-hour scenic flight, beginning with a flyover over the Harbour before climbing to a cruising altitude of 43,000ft.
Fares for the unique experience start at AU$499 ($392) for the economy, AU$899 ($706) for the premium economy and AU$1,499 ($1,177) for the business class cabin.
On May 26th, at roughly 11.50 am AEST, the moon will be closest to the earth, 357,311 kilometres, while the total lunar eclipse will also occur between 21.11 and 21.25 the same day.
CSIRO astronomer Dr Vanessa Moss will work with Qantas pilots on the best flight path and join passengers on board to comment on the phenomenon.
Passengers onboard the Dreamliner will be served with a tailored moon-themed menu, including cosmic cocktails and supermoon cakes.
“We are very excited to now be doing a super moon scenic flight, and the 787 has the largest windows of any passenger aircraft, so it’s ideal for moon gazing,” said Qantas Chief Customer Officer Stephanie Tully.
“We think this flight has great appeal for anyone with a passion for astronomy, science, space photography, aviation or just keen to do something a little out of this world.”