This spectacular image by photographer Joseph Brimacombe shows the moon in a startling bl0od-red color this weekend during a total eclipse. The Universe Today explains the coloration this way:
The red tint of the Moon during an eclipse is caused by sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere, in effect projecting the colors of all the world’s sunsets onto the Moon’s near face.
To get such a vivid image, Brimacombe created a hybrid image, using photos from both before and after the eclipse.
- The Earth, from the ISS
- The Royal Observatory’s photo of the year
- The longest lunar eclipse in 100 years
- Lunar eclipse time lapse