Red, Red Moon and Other Lunar Eclipse Phenomena

By Dr. David Diner Tiny airborne particles, or aerosols, can affect the appearance of the moon during a total lunar eclipse, sometimes giving it a reddish hue. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is positioned between the sun and the moon. Although the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, the lunar […]...

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