Brace Yourself For The First Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse In 150 years

4 Moon turn reddish instead of going dark

There is actually a very interesting explanation to why does the moon turn reddish during lunar eclipse instead of going dark. There is a common perception that when the earth comes between the sun and the moon, the moon would appear black in the sky because of earth’s shadow.

Moon turn reddish instead of going dark

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5 Earth is not just about rocky surface

This is also a fact that earth is not just about its rocky body and there is more to it. The earth’s atmosphere is beyond its rocky surface and sun’s light travels through it to hit the moon.

The earth’s atmosphere

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6 Earth’s atmosphere is cause behind moon looking red

The sun’s light which passes through the atmosphere of earth is actually filtered one. The earth’s atmosphere is such that it traps the blue colored light from the sun which actually travels in shorter waves. At the same time, the earth’s atmosphere let the red colored lights from the sun to pass through it. The red colored lights travel in longer wavelengths. They pass through the earth and land on the moon. As a result, the earth looks red while in lunar eclipse.

Earth’s atmosphere

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7 The blood moon can be explained easily

It is also a fact that many people perceive blood moon as a mythological omen of doom or a sign of the apocalypse. It is, in fact, a very common cosmological event and can also be explained easily.

The blood moon

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8 You won’t be required to wear the sunglasses to see the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

There is also a major difference between the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse and the Total Eclipse which happened in August and that is you won’t be required to wear the sunglasses to see the event this time unlike the August event. The blood moon which will appear on January 31 can be seen with naked eyes.

Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

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