Saturday, December 11, 2021

Blue-Band Blood Moon

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Earth & Space Science, Astronomy, Solar System, Nature of Science

Ed Hessler 

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) shows a feature of the moon during a lunar eclipse that I'd never heard of: a blue belly band. It is a real phenomenon, "but usually quite hard to see."

To make it visible requires some technology and, of course, the know-how of scientists. This process is explained. 

This belt, waistband, cummerbund makes this event even classier.  I wish it were visible to the naked eye. Ah, to see the moon red, white and blue.

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