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Blood Moon. Photo by Dave Bell.
Blood Moon
Photo by Dave Bell.
Blood Moon
Photos by Dave Bell
October 13, 2014

Those who stayed up between 3-4AM were treated with seeing a "Blood Moon," a total lunar eclipse, on Wednesday, October 8th. During a total eclipse, the earth lies directly between the sun and the moon, casting its shadow upon the moon. The sunís rays of light are bent while passing through the earthís atmosphere, which extends about 50 miles around the exterior of the earth. The green to violet spectrum is filtered out and the reddish portion of the spectrum is the least affected. The light rays are bent again as they leave the atmosphere. The double bending of the light makes the moonís surface appear red during a total eclipse.

Here is a link to Dave Bellís photos of the event.

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