Total Lunar Eclipse (June 15, 2011)


I’m actually quite excited to see the moon change color. During a lunar eclipse, the moon won’t reflect light from the sun but the sunlight can still reach the moon indirectly, causing it to change color. It actually turns pink to a really dark red because our planet’s atmosphere will filter out the blue to violet parts of the light spectrum! In the meantime, some other dust particles will make the moon look dark red. How cool is that?


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