Blood Moon Sketch April 2014

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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!

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4 responses to “Blood Moon Sketch April 2014

  1. Larry Brumfield

    You are so aware on so many different levels. Thanks for sharing your aura. Of course, here I’m referring to the qualities that even transcend the dictionary definition of “aura”: a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person.

  2. Didn’t see the real thing– but I’ll bet your sketch was just as good! : )

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