Total lunar eclipse

Total lunar eclipse

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Credit: DAMIAN PEACH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Total lunar eclipse. This event occurs when the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon. The orange colour of the Moon (sunlight reflected from the Moon after passing through the Earth's atmosphere) is due to shorter wavelengths, such as blue light, being scattered more in Earth's atmosphere than longer wavelengths, such as red light. Photographed on 28 September 2015.

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