Red Moon – Lunar eclipse tonight (Aust)

blood-moon-340Wednesday 8th October 2014

Here is another one of those great natural science discussion-starters for students of all ages …..

A blood red moon will emblazon Australian skies on Wednesday night, during a rare total lunar eclipse.

A blood moon occurs in the event of a total lunar eclipse, when the Sun, Moon and Earth form a line and the Earth blocks all sunlight to the Moon.

The Moon turns a deep red as some light from the sun is bent around Earth’s atmosphere and reflected onto the Moon.

wazmacRed Moon – Lunar eclipse tonight (Aust)