How the moon ‘turned into blood’ (Spectacular video and photos)

How the moon ‘turned into blood’ (Spectacular video and photos)

Written by News 1st

16 Apr, 2014 | 11:48 am

On Tuesday, April 15, skywatchers around the world were treated to 2014’s first total lunar eclipse also known as the ‘Blood Moon’.

The lunar eclipse got its name as during the eclipse, the moon’s hue ranges from bright orange to blood red, owing to the sunlight that seeps through the Earth’s atmosphere onto the moon’s face.

The eclipse, which peaked at 3 a.m. EDT, was visible from most of North and South America. It was the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses, called a ‘tetrad,’ between April 2014 and September 2015.

The following images show how the phenomenon was seen in some parts of the world.

This is the view of the blood moon from University of Arizona's Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter.

This is the view of the blood moon from University of Arizona’s Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter.

 

This photo, taken in Whittier, California, shows a plane crossing the moon's path about an hour before the eclipse began.

This photo, taken in Whittier, California, shows a plane crossing the moon’s path about an hour before the eclipse began.

Popstar Usher and some of his friends landed a shot with the bloodmoon.

Popstar Usher and some of his friends landed a shot with the bloodmoon.

Halfway through the eclipse, a view from Coffs Harbour, Australia.

Halfway through the eclipse, a view from Coffs Harbour, Australia.

The moon coming out of eclipse.

The moon coming out of eclipse.

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