Blood Moon 2018 Date

Gwen Vasquez
June 28, 2018

Interestingly, this blood moon could occur around the time when Mars will be closest to the Earth in the last 15 years. But the Moon will enter totality not long before setting in this country, on the morning of July 28. The Moon can appear red during an eclipse - and is sometimes referred to as a blood moon - because during an eclipse sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere and is refracted onto the Moon, creating the blood-red colour.

This, though, is not the only such event in 2018.

However, there have been many occasions where the end of the world has been predicted to be upon us, but we're all still here.

The so-called "super blood blue" moon early this year.

The Strawberry Moon - also known as the Rose Moon or Honey Moon - was named by Algonquin tribes, who used the full moon as a signal to pick ripe strawberries and other fruit.

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A spectacular lunar eclipse in July will see the moon passing into Earth's shadow for almost two hours - and bathed in the reddish light of a "blood moon". If you have a clear view, you'll be able to see Saturn glowing brightly as Earth's orbit brings us directly between Saturn and the sun on Wednesday.

When this happens, it causes the Earth's shadow to block the sun. Earth's air also scatters more shorter-wavelength light (in colors such as green or blue); what's left is the longer-wavelength, redder end of the spectrum. Meanwhile, only parts of South America will get to witness the final stages of the eclipse, and North America, the Arctic, and numerous fish in the Pacific Ocean won't get to see it at all. Sightings of the event were recorded around many famous landmarks, like Delhi's India Gate. On the night of January 1, stargazers witnessed a larger moon, which appeared up to 14 per cent bigger than its regular size.

One of the most popular myths is that the full moon makes it hard to sleep at night.

As you may already know, the United States will experience the Strawberry Moon on June 27 and 28 - but that's not the only reason to look up at the sky tonight.

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