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Partial eclipse makes satellite glow red as it passes through the Earth’s shadow

Axar.az reports citing on Daily Mail that, the Images from countries such as Germany, Turkey and Greece show the moon glowing an orange-red color.

An eclipse of the moon occurs when the sun, Earth and moon all line up, with refracted light creating the glow. \

A blood moon shimmered over Earth tonight as stargazers were given an early warm-up ahead of a solar eclipse later this month.

Pictures were captured in countries such as Germany, Turkey and Greece showing the moon glowing an orange-red colour.

An eclipse of the moon occurs when the sun, Earth and moon line up, with Earth in the middle.

This alignment causes the Earth's shadow to fall on the moon, and the orange color comes from refracted sunlight.

Yesterday's phenomenon was a partial eclipse - meaning only part of the moon passed through the Earth's shadow.

In Britain, the moon was not visible until around 8.30pm, when the best views of the moon had already passed.

Astronomers are now readying themselves for the solar eclipse on August 21, which is expected to be so widely shared that phone networks have issued a warning not to live stream the event, as it could overload networks.

Date
2017.08.08 / 13:02
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Isko Babazade
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