Monday, April 21, 2014

Blood Moon: lunar eclipse as light passes through Earth's atmosphere, turning it orange

Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange. The total lunar eclipse unfolded over three hours when the moon began moving into Earth's shadow. The moon doesn't disappear completely but the Earth blocks all direct sunlight from reflecting off the Moon's surface and instead the light passes through thOver Tokyo.
e Earth's atmosphere, turning it orange