Friday, October 10, 2014

Lunar Eclipse, 8 October 2014

Below is a photo of the recent lunar eclipse, or "blood moon, " a term that has become quite popular.

Less popular is the term "selenelion," which is used to describe an eclipsed moon that is visible when the sun rises, such that you can see each in their respective directions. This condition occurred for viewers in the eastern United States.

Compared to previous lunar eclipse from April, this one is a touch bloodier:

Next stop on the moon's busy agenda: a partial solar eclipse on October 23.


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