Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Under A Red Moon

I just couldn't help myself.
I had to go outside to our backyard
in my pajamas
 at 12:30 a.m. Arizona time
to take pictures of this
Blood Moon
Did you know that we are experiencing part of a
Blood Moon Tetrad
meaning we will see a total of 
4 Lunar Eclipses
within the next 6 months.
So cool.
Our world is such an amazing place!
Why Red?
The moon's glow comes from 
Reflected light from the sun.
When the moon and Earth are in 
perfect alignment, the Moon becomes 
blanketed in the Earth's Shadow.
The red appears 
by capturing refracted light particles from the sky.

3 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

how neat! I have too many trees around to normally see the moon without going up the driveway to the road to see it - it was too cold last night to do that and I was tired!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Amazing!

Pickles Quilting said...

Cool picture! Thanks for sharing! -Brittany