The Blood Moon

4/15/14

Last night I witnessed the year’s first total lunar eclipse, or “blood moon”. This occurs on the night of a full moon when the sun, Earth and moon are all aligned, with the Earth in the middle. The moon passes completely through Earth’s shadow, making the moon appear red from the sun. The result is pretty spectacular.

The eclipse begins to cover the moon.

Slowly red began to cover the moon from the left. Here it is completely covered.

A total of four blood moons will appear over the next two years, the next one in October.

(c) Lauren Pape

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