Lunar Eclipse: Complete Phenomenon Creates Rare Super Blood Moon

May 16, 2022

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The Moon turned a deep copper-red as it passed through Earth’s shadow

Astronomers were treated to an astonishing and unusual sight last night: a super Blood Moon.

Shortly after 0330 GMT on Monday, Earth’s orbit caused our planet to be directly between the Sun and the Moon for several minutes.

Meanwhile, the Moon has fallen completely into Earth’s shadow, temporarily turning it a dark shade of dark red.

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