Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse 2014

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Last night we had a lunar eclipse! Did anyone see it?

A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth casts a shadow that blocks sunlight that normally reflects off of the moon. A total lunar eclipse can only happen when the sun, Earth and moon are perfectly aligned. During the time of total eclipse, the moon will often look reddish due to red and orange light being scattered by the atmosphere. This eerie, harmless effect has earned the tongue-in-cheek nickname “blood moon.”
Click on the link below to watch a short clip about the eclipse.
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