The ‘Blood Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse Could Be Bloodier Than Normal

The ‘Blood Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse Could Be Bloodier Than Normal

In the late hours Sunday into early Monday morning, the full moon will slip into Earth’s shadow, creating a total lunar eclipse that will tinge the night sky satellite with a reddish hue — this is what gives the phenomenon the nickname “blood moon.” But this time scientists suspect that the celestial event will produce a moon that looks more deep red than normal, thanks to a powerful event that happened not too long ago here on Earth. In January, an underwater volcano erupted in the South Pacific near the uninhabited island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai. The plume from the eruption was catapulted high into the atmosphere, reaching up to 36 miles in altitude. According to NASA, it’s likely the highest plume captured in the satellite era. “The intensity of …
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