Sunday, December 11, 2011
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A rare total lunar eclipse which was viewed across Asia, Australia and the U.S. happened on December 10, 2011 (December 11, 2011 in the Philippines), making the moon color turns to blood red, giving stargazers a rare visual treat.
During the eclipse the moon will darken and show an unpredictable range of different colours as the Earth blocks the sun's rays. This effect is known as the Rayleigh scattering.
The moon usually turns brown during an eclipse, but on Saturday it turned reddish caused by the amount of ash in the Earth's atmosphere, a clear indication of pollution up in the air, experts say.
"Not only will the moon be beautifully red, it will also be inflated by the moon illusion." NASA scientists said.
Watch the Lunar Eclipse (December 11, 2011) video below:
Video Courtesy of zl2cwa on YouTube:
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