Total Lunar Eclipse to coincide with Winter Solstice in almost 400 years
The moon turned blood-red over a crisp white landscape yesterday in the first lunar eclipse on the winter solstice for nearly 400 years.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth, Sun and Moon are in line and the Earth’s shadow moves across the surface of the full moon.
Sunlight that has passed through the earth’s atmosphere makes the moon appear orange, brown, red or black. Just after 6.30am yesterday, the shadow appeared as a tiny bite in one side of the moon.
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