Eclipse 2019: Why does the Blood Moon turn red during a total lunar eclipse?

Express.co.uk | 1/12/2019 | Staff
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Why does the Blood Moon turn red during a total lunar eclipse?

Tom Kerss of the Royal Observatory Greenwich told Express.co.uk the red light visible on the Moon is the result of sunlight scattering in Earth’s atmosphere.

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The astronomer said: “When the Moon passes into the umbra, which is what will happen this time, we will see a total lunar eclipse and that means the Moon will be fully within the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow.

“Because the...
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