Saturday, July 28, 2018

Gazing last night at the "Blood Moon" eclipse

By no means a professional image, I have a small Sony Cybershot RX100III camera,

"The moon turns deep red or reddish brown during eclipses, instead of going completely dark. That's because some of the sunlight going through Earth's atmosphere is bent around the edge of our planet and falls onto the moon's surface. Earth's air also scatters more shorter-wavelength light (in colors such as green or blue); what's left is the longer-wavelength, redder end of the spectrum."


2 comments:

Ellen said...

Thanks for that. I totally missed it based on my laziness.

Astrid Riedel said...

You could not see it in America ;) That's why I shared it especially with you :))