Lunar eclipses occur on average every two or three years and are visible to all the billions of people who can see the Moon when it happens.
So, contrary to what you may have been told, lunar eclipses are not rare.
Decades ago, when there was more air pollution, sunsets were often beet-red. That color would refract into Earth’s shadow in space tinting the fully eclipsed Moon.
Haven’t seen that effect in years. The Moon more commonly goes dark, leaving nothing “bloody” about the Blood Moon
Dear Earthlings currently in darkness:
Right about now, the full Moon is passing into Earth’s conical shadow in space. The event is long and boring, lasting 3.5 hours. For the middle 84 minutes, the Moon is all but fully darkened as it enters the deepest part of Earth’s shadow.
We talked about science in bad movies. Was a guffaw a minute.
How I'll always remember him: Smart. Funny. Curious. With a childlike amusement of all that makes you laugh.
Gilbert Gottfried, RIH (rest in humor) Feb 1955 - April 2022.
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Saturday, April 16, 2022
Full Moon today — the first one after the March Equinox. The Sunday following that Full Moon is, by definition, Easter.
This rule precludes solar eclipses from ever taking place on Easter Sunday.
Eighty years ago the city of Leningrad was under siege for 900 days. The Nazis severed all supply chains into the city and pummeled the infrastructure, ultimately leaving a million Russian civilians dead.
The exact Rainbow any of us sees is entirely our own — a personal, yet communal gift from the laws of optics.
That’s why Rainbows are **always** face-on. You’ve never seen one at an angle, which forever protects the Pot of Gold hidden at it base.