Why is the Moon a Red Moon?

On Tuesday morning, astronomy enthusiasts from Asia, Australia and North America witnessed the Moon slowly become darker until its full eclipse became visible; otherwise known as a blood moon. This event would mark the last total lunar eclipse until 2025. An appearance of a blood moon occurs when direct sunlight is blocked and its light …

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The Red Planet

Mars, located as the fourth planet from the Sun and an Earthlike planet with two moons, features an atmosphere which is thin compared to Earth and features that resemble impact craters found on both bodies as well as valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps. Earth also experiences giant dust storms which last for months and …

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How Often Do Red Moons Occur

People have long been afraid that seeing a red Moon signals the start of an imminent catastrophe, yet this phenomenon simply results from passing through Earth’s umbra (shadow). Umbral light passes through Earth’s gaseous atmosphere and is scattered in green and violet wavelengths that combine into coppery red hues, giving an overall coppery red tint. …

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