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The First of 4 Blood Moons Happens Next Week

When you look outside late on April 14 or early April 15 and the moon is red, don't panic; it's just a full lunar eclipse. Why is it red? According to Sky & Telescope magazine  as the Earth moves directly between the moon and sun, scattered light from sunsets and sunrises on the edge of our planet are reflected on the moon's surface. "If you were standing on the moon during a total lunar eclipse you would see the Earth as a black disk with a brilliant orange ring around it, the brilliant ring would be bright enough to dimly light up the lunar landscape.

 

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