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What is a Blood Moon?

Updated: May 30, 2023

A "blood moon" is a term used to describe a total lunar eclipse, when the moon passes through the Earth's shadow and appears to take on a reddish hue. This reddish appearance is caused by the way that sunlight is bent as it passes through the Earth's atmosphere, which scatters blue light and allows red light to pass through and illuminate the moon.

During a total lunar eclipse, the moon appears to be surrounded by a reddish "ring of fire," which gives it the appearance of being a "blood moon." This effect can be quite striking and can last for several hours, depending on the conditions of the Earth's atmosphere.

Blood moons are not a rare occurrence, and they occur approximately twice a year. However, they do attract a lot of attention and interest due to their unique and visually striking appearance.

In many cultures, lunar eclipses are associated with specific themes and meanings, and blood moons are often thought to bring heightened energy, heightened emotions, and increased manifestation power.

Blood moons are a fascinating aspect of astronomy and astrology, and they offer a unique opportunity to observe and appreciate the beauty of our nearest celestial neighbor.

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