When the Moon turns red

This image shows the Moon at various stages during a total lunar eclipse in January 2018. The Moon turns red during a lunar eclipse because it is illuminated by light that has passed through the Earth's atmosphere. This reddish colour has therefore led to a lunar eclipse being known as a "Blood Moon".

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About the Image

Id:2018_01_31_ZM_Mozaika-CC
Type:Photographic
Release date:9 July 2018, 09:29
Size:7724 x 5126 px

About the Object

Name:Eclipse, Moon
Type:Solar System : Sky Phenomenon : Eclipse : Lunar : Total
Category:Solar System

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