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‘Blood Moon’ eclipse amazes stargazers across the world

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The moon turned deep red on Sunday night into Monday morning during the first lunar eclipse of 2022, giving stargazers a show that they won’t soon forget. The moon appeared to transform in the sky just after the sun had set over North America on Sunday with the sun, Earth and moon perfectly aligning by 11:30 p.m.

Also known as a “Blood Moon,” this total lunar eclipse appeared to turn a dark red at the height of the event because the light reflected off the moon.

“During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns red because the only sunlight reaching the moon passes through Earth’s atmosphere,” NASA explained. “The more dust or clouds in Earth’s atmosphere during the eclipse, the redder the Moon will appear.”

While the lunar eclipse was viewable from most of Africa, western Europe, South America and North America, spectators got the best view in cloud-free conditions. Continue Reading

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