A Bloody Affair: Lunar Eclipse

The moon pcitured at 1:30 a.m on the morning of April 15th, 2014.

Throughout the early morning hours of April, 15th 2014 the shadow of the earth crept across the face of the chalk-white moon. As the earth’s shadow spread a dark blanket on the surface of the moon only a small white sliver remained. Suddenly, the moon burst into hues of blood-red.

The shockingly red “blood moon” lit up the sky with a vibrant red hue. The pockmarks of the moon were illuminated and defined clearly by the eery glow.

This phenomenon is made possible by the alignment of the sun, earth, and moon. The earth casts a shadow on the face of the moon making the illusion of a bloody appearance.

This moon began to immerse in bloodiness at 12 a.m, rose to its peak with its deepest shade of red at 1:30 a.m, and ended about an hour later.  The next lunar eclipses will occur on October 8, 2014, April 4, 2015 and September 28, 2015.