Fascinating myths about the lunar eclipse from around the world

Millions of people will have the opportunity to see a lunar eclipse – an event popularly known in the media as a “blood moon.” During such an eclipse, the full moon moves into the shadow of the Earth cast by the sun, and is momentarily darkened. Some sunlight still reaches the moon, refracted by the Earth’s atmosphere, however, illuminating it with an ashen to dark red glow, the color depending on atmospheric conditions. As a communicator of astronomy, the term “blood moon” is a major thorn in my side, since it suggests something other than a lunar eclipse and conjures…

This story continues at The Next Web

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.