Friday, July 18, 2008
Full Moon - Red Moon
These photos were taken around 10:15 tonight and I have not tampered with them in any way in Photoshop or anywhere else. The moon was already one quarter the way up into the sky, higher than when the normal atmospheric effects cause the moon to look yellow, gold, or orange - as well as larger than it appears when it's high in the sky. I've never seen the moon look this red before. I believe the "red" appearance is the effect caused by dust and water particles in the air. It's been hot, hazy & humid here in central PA providing ample moisture - and there's a bit of fog tonight following a short rain shower. In any case, it's an eerie sight.