Lunar Eclipse

Blood moon

What is a Lunar Eclipse?

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow falls on the Moon, and a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's shadow falls on the Earth.

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A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow falls on the moon. Moon phases would make it appear that a Lunar Eclipse should happen every full moon. Throughout 1698-1702 four Penumbral Eclipses occurred, four partial, and two total.

Blood Moon April 15, 2014

What is a Blood Moon?

In a total lunar eclipse, the full moon turns a coppery red as it passes into Earth's shadow. During the process, the moon's bright glow dims, taking on a red hue because of shimmers of sunlight and sunsets seeping through the Earth's atmosphere.Dust and sulfur dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere can affect the size of the shadow. The moon has to be full for the total lunar eclipse to occur.As more of the moon emerges from the shadow, its red tint fades as it gets lighter and transitions to its normal silver color. The entire reddening process takes about an hour.