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Distorted Moon

Distorted Moon

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PEKKA PARVIAINEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PEKKA PARVIAINEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Distorted Moon at the horizon. The distortion is caused by the refraction of light by layers of the Earth's atmosphere. The Moon appears red because particulate matter suspended in the atmosphere scatters red light less effectively than it does blue light.

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