Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Red Moon Rising [ cue the Creedence ]
Posted on 12/16/2011 3:46:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: This surreal, wintry scene is a composite picture recorded on December 10 as the Moon rose behind the Zagros Mountains of Iran. A total lunar eclipse was already in progress. The image combines nearly 500 successive frames taken over 1.5 hours beginning in twilight as the eclipsed Moon steadily climbed above the rugged landscape. The reddened lunar disk and deep blue twilight make for a striking contrast, yet the contrasting colors have the same root cause. The eclipsed Moon is red because the Earth's umbral shadow is suffused with a faint red light. The ruddy illumination is from all the reddened sunsets and sunrises, as seen from a lunar perspective. But the sunsets and sunrises are reddened because the Earth's atmosphere scatters blue light more strongly than red, creating the twilight sky's dim, blue glow.
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I thought creedance sang “Isee a bad moon “arisen”
Wow! Looks like one of those huge asteroids racing toward Earth that we have been warned about!
I have heard of a “blood moon”... is this the same thing? Very cool, SunkenCiv.
;’) There’s a bathroom on the right.
Leftists have to go behind the Bushes, which will probably satisfy them.
The Moon in eclipse has a weird dull red color to it; this time-lapse brings it out. :’)
I saw the eclipse here in Oregon.....The moon was bright white throughout. Not a hint of coloration of any kind.
Just another drone gift from nobama incoming.
I understand the red coloration comes from atmospheric dust casting the eclipse shadow redness due to red being the color mostly making it through the dust.
Actually, it is “I see a bad moon arising, I see trouble on the way; I see earthquakes and lightning, I see bad times today.” That’s the first verse.
For more Google “Bad Moon Rising” lyrics.
Very unusual and interesting picture, Civ.
:’) Thanks. It’s like one of those floating plastic pool things, but in the sky. And big. Really big.
I think the w US got a look at it low on the horizon?
I would say that looks like a red star hanging over a location in Iran. The Anti-christ has been born or the Mahdi has returned. Did anyone check the Jamkaran well?
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