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  • Writer's pictureVicki Walsh

Blood Red Moon - Lunar Eclipse

Updated: Nov 21, 2019

I was up bright and early this morning to catch the Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon. It was the longest such event of the 21st Century. I went to Yarra Bend to get a clear view with about 100 other people. It’s called a blood moon because the light from the Sun goes through the Earth’s atmosphere on its way to the Moon, and the Earth’s atmosphere turns it red in the same way that when the sun goes down it goes red.

The total eclipse lasted 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 secs; with a partial eclipse preceded and following it. So the Moon spent a total of three hours and 54 minutes in the Earth’s umbral shadow.

After the lunar eclipse I captured the hot air balloons flying over Melbourne. Overall a pretty good start to the weekend.

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