Total lunar eclipse, composite image

Total lunar eclipse, composite image

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Total lunar eclipse, composite enhanced image. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon align, and the Moon is in Earth's umbra (shadow). Some light from the Sun is diffracted towards the Moon by Earth's atmosphere, giving the characteristic red colour of a blood moon.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, blood moon, blood red moon, branch, composite, diffracted light, diffraction, enhanced image, full moon, lunar eclipse, night sky, orange moon, red moon, silhouette, sky, solar system, space, stars, sunlight, total lunar eclipse

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