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Photos / Total lunar eclipse creates 'bloody moon'

Photos / Total lunar eclipse creates 'bloody moon'

The red moon shone on Sunday night and the first hours of Monday, after a total lunar eclipse that saw the sun, Earth and moon form a straight line in the night sky.

Photos / Total lunar eclipse creates 'bloody moon'

During a total lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the darkest part of the Earth's shadow - the ombre. When the moon is inside the shadow, it takes on a reddish tinge because blue and green light are more easily dispersed by dust particles in the atmosphere and the orange and red colors remain more visible, according to NASA.

Photos / Total lunar eclipse creates 'bloody moon'

Lunar eclipses are also called "bloody moons" because of this phenomenon.

Photos / Total lunar eclipse creates 'bloody moon'

There will also be seven full moons in 2022:

June 14: Strawberry Moon

13 korrik: Buck moon

August 11: Sturgeon Moon

September 10: Harvest Moon

October 9: Hunter Moon

November 8: Beaver Moon

December 7: Cold Moon