The Blood Moon
Is it an Apocalypse? By Tracy Lee
What is Where?
The Blood Moon is visible from most of North and South America, Europe, West Asia and some parts of Africa. The colour is red is due to sunlight being scattered through the Earth’s atmosphere, which is projected onto the surface of the moon. The Blood Moon is a total lunar eclipse, an eclipse occurs when the Earth, moon, and the sun are precisely aligned. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth passes between the moon and the sun and the Earth’s shadow is cast upon the moon’s surface.This lunar eclipse is called a blood moon, because it is the first of four total eclipses in a row.