Moonrise over Mount Victoria lookout

Full moon silhouettes goes viral

Silhouetted against a huge full moon rising in a video that has gone viral on internet, the Boffa Miskell-designed Mount Victoria lookout in Wellington has had unexpected world-wide exposure.

The video was recorded by Mark Gee, a photographer with a particular interest in astrophotography. After much planning and many failed attempts, he succeeded in filming the moonrise on a clear night from a location 2.1 kilometres away. The result earned Mark a NASA ‘Astronomy Picture of the Day’ accolade. Visitors are shown throughout the footage making good use of the lookout, which is a prime vantage point overlooking Wellington city and harbour.

3 April 2013