Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lunar Eclipse and Beautiful Morning

In case you missed it, there was a lunar eclipse this morning. This occurs when the earth casts a shadow on the moon. If you starred at the moon long enough you would notice the shadow changing as the moon rotated around the earth. This is often called a blood moon because sometimes it appears red. The red color comes from the same effect that gives us red sunsets--that is, light scattered by the atmosphere.

My pictures were horrible, so here's one I found online:

When the sun came up there were these pretty stratocumulus clouds to the east:

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