Blood moon shines over Madrid • Earth.com

Last update: November 13th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency (ESA) features the incredible “blood moon” that was visible during Friday’s total lunar eclipse, which was the longest of the century.

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves between the sun and the moon, and the moon is completely engulfed by Earth’s shadow. The light that reaches the moon appears dark red or rusty orange as it is filtered by Earth’s atmosphere.

This image was captured from the ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre near Madrid in Spain.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

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