Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon, California

Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon
Mojave Desert, California
Canon EOS 7D   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM   *   ISO 320   *   5 sec @ f/8

The moon takes on a rich red color at the maximum of this total lunar eclipse, captured in a long exposure.

The color is from light refracted and scattered through the earth's atmosphere and dimly lighting the moon at totality. This is the same kind of light that makes sunrises and sunsets red.

Photo ID: 20140415-289

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