Last night was the spectacular Blood Moon. This is the first of four total lunar eclipses in a row, which is called a tetrad. Why does the moon appear red? The moon is reflecting the glow from the sun which is radiating on the other side and outer edges of earth. Position: Moon – Earth – Sun.
Last night I set my alarm for 2am, not really expecting to see anything because of cloud cover and snow fall from last night, I let out a squeal, when to my surprise, out of my southern window, my eyes locked with a partial red moon!
You may not have been able to see it, so I made a short, crude video. Not the greatest quality, however better than a picture, because my lens kept trying to auto correct the moon white! Here you can see a faint color red:
Enjoy while listening to a beautiful moon song, That Moon Song by Gregory Alan Isakov
Now if you missed it don’t be upset, you have 3 more chances:
October 8, 2014
April 4, 2015
September 28, 2015
Oh how happy I am for the blessings of nature and to be able to share them with you!