Skip to comments.Blood Red Moon quite a sight
Posted on 04/15/2014 12:39:46 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
It was brightly lit night. The moon was white and full. I'm getting ready to turn in for the night and I notice it is dark outside. I go out in the yard, look up and there is this most spectacular sight. The moon is red!
The sky is a clear and cloud fee as can be. One star next to the moon seems blue and another almost the same red as the moon.
It is quiet outside. A couple dogs barking in the distance but otherwise really still. I don't usually get too excited by events like this but I gazed at the moon for quite a while tonight.
From the graphic at the link, we are right in the middle of the red most shading of the moon where I am. The website sure is right. It is red.
That’s Mars right above the Moon.
Beautiful view at 2:44 AM here. It was well worth staying up to see.
Really. Wow. I'm going out to have another look. Thanks. I'm really not much up on stars and planets other than gazing at them once in a while. Thanks for letting me know that is Mars.
and that’s Spica just below, in the constellation Virgo,
Photo is getting down to stars of magnitude 9.2 (faint star to lower right of moon in photo).
I took my daughter to see the lunar eclipse, we live by the ocean, so a marine layer blocked us from the last part...but I just went outside and it’s spectacular. Not a cloud, and the stars are so bright tonight.
(We also saw a raccoon and a coyote in our quest for a streetlampless street to star gaze)
It was beautiful and clear down here in Sarasota.
Live northwest of LA, went for a quick run; it was perfectly clear and really a spectacular sight. Blue planet just to the right, bigger one further to the right.
Looked like a Star Wars scene. Very serene where I was running—nothing more peaceful than an ultra-early morning run with the celestial miracles above.
I went out to see the eclipse. The moon was almost fully shadowed but wasn’t red. Went back inside and waited 45 minutes. Still no red. I’m disappointed.
The blue planet is the star Spica, the bigger one is the inimitable Mars, bringer of war.
What part of the country do you live? I live in SW Mo, and it was so red (kind of a real dark orange actually) that is was slightly unnerving.
Looked red to me. Well ... sort of a blood red, maybe.
Sorry, redheadtoo, that post should have been addressed to gunsequalfreedom.
Thanks for the info. Great sight!
The appearance of the moon in eclipse from different locations on the earth, where the moon is visible at the same time, should be no more different than the view of a movie from different seats in the theater.
No color adjustments made and all taken hand held at 20x zoom on my cheap Canon. Started at 1/1000 second exposure and ended up at 1 second.
Perfect clear, dry weather and about 63F at midnight.