09/27/2015 Lunar eclipse ended

7:07-11:30pm US CDT , moon returns white and the lunar eclipse ended. See you again in 2033! When I look up to the sky, I am amazed by His creation. The magnificent universe praises His omnipotence.
7:07pm 与11:53pm 09/27/2015 US CDT 的月亮都是那么皎洁。宝宝贝贝在梦乡中不知道大了14%的圆月和血月曾经发生过,不知道月亮与地球亲密接触过(35万多公里),不知道月亮在地球的阴影里呆了3小时20分钟。这里乌云遮着月亮,Murfreesboro ,甚至Knoxville 的我们也看不到什么。可是在天空中它静悄悄的发生了。我用这个app记录了整个过程。12:01am,新的一天开始了。

 

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Super blood moon and lunar eclipse

   
    
 

 
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A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon enters the Earth’s shadow. AN graphic by Greg Smye-Rumsby.

Just as the Moon’s shadow can create a solar eclipse on Earth, the Earth can cast a shadow onto the Moon, creating a lunar eclipse, which are breath-taking in their own way.

As the full Moon passes into the Earth’s shadow, the surface of the Moon darkens and, at maximum eclipse, the Moon changes colour to a deep red, rather than vanishing altogether. The reason this happens is that, even though the Earth is completely blocking out the Sun’s light over the whole face of the Moon, rays from the Sun are bent (refracted) in the Earth’s atmosphere, and can illuminate the Moon.

The red light from the Sun’s spectrum is what illuminates the Moon during a total lunar eclipse, turning the Moon red: you are seeing the light from every sunrise and sun set on Earth reflecting off the Moon. Lunar eclipses are more common than solar eclipses.