A Luna Eclipse and the rare sighting of the blood red moon.

Went out last night to watch the luna eclipse which happens only during a full moon and not every full moon, it has been over 2 years since the last one.  The blood red moon is an even rarer event and this year we were lucky enough to see it from Coolum Beach, QLD on the Sunshine Coast.

The luna eclipse is different from a solar eclipse as the earth casts a shadow over the full moon blocking the reflection from the sun.  The moon is just at the right angles so we were able to view the earths’s shadow creep across the full moon. Displaying all the phases on the moon in a roughly an hour as shown in my sequence photograph on the left.  The blood red moon is a rare event and is caused as the earth’s atmosphere scatters away blue light but lets the red light through.

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