Blood Moon

April 15, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

This morning we experienced a total eclipse of the moon, commonly referred to as a "blood moon".  The moon falls entirely in the shadow of the earth and the light refracting through the earth's atmosphere produces a reddish tint to the moon.  The origin of the name blood moon is thought to be religious.

As interesting, this is the first of four total eclipses, called a tetrad,  which will occur on 10/8 this year and 4/4 and 9/28 next.

I got up and made a couple of images last night:

Blood Moon 4/15/2014Blood Moon 4/15/2014Rare Blood Moon caused by the moon entering the earth's shadow.


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