Crimson Red

The moons white colour turned into crimson red yesterday at 24:01.The awesome spectacle was visible all over the country. The full moon appeared much dimmer than usual, but sunlight passing through the earth’s atmosphere gave the lunar surface a deep reddish hue.

This was the century’s longest and darkest total lunar eclipse as the eclipse lasted for over 100 minutes!! The last eclipse to exceed this duration was in July 2000.

For those who missed it hope they should wait till 2141. may be another lifetime chance!!! The  lunar eclipse began at 22:54:34 and will end at 04:30:45.

As in Chennai at 24:01 hrs

This is how it looked in the early hours may be around 24:00 hrs later the colour of the moon changed to crimson red…

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Sometimes it happens that the Moon takes on a different color than usual. Then you look and think: Wow! What a strange Moon!

The Moon is cool, but strange Moon is awesome.
It’s appearance is just fleeting,and you need to know when meet such a view.
What is there more to say? Nature again has for us something special and for free. Soon we will have the opportunity to think:
Wow! What a strange Moon!And then it will probably be Total Lunar Eclipse.
The answer to its red color is usually the moon reflects the light from the sun(white color) and therefore it appears white. When the earth comes in between the sun and the moon the earths atmosphere scatter the colours from the sun. Each region of the spectrum travels with different speed, and the direction they are heading also changes in simple they deviate from the earth surface.

Simply put, the light waves are being scattered by the particles in the Earth’s atmosphere. The light waves that have shorter wavelengths are scattered to a higher degree compared to those with longer wavelengths. Because red, orange, and yellow light waves are not scattered very much, these are the waves that appear to be permitted and reach the surface of the moon.

Change of moon colours
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