Universe & Space

5 Phenomena of The Moon, And How They Happen

P1.Red Moon


Seen when the Moon is low in the sky. It’s a function of the same phenomenon that makes for red sunsets-the Moon’s light is reddened from passing through  leagues of dusty atmosphere.  A lunar eclipse is caused by the opposite phenomenon-its surface is lit by the accumulated light of all the Earth’s sunsets and sunrises.

2. Blue Moon


A year has four seasons-spring, summer, autumn, and winter-each with three months and normally three full Moons. When one of the seasons has four full Moons. The third  full Moon is called a Blue Moon. It occurs every 2.7 years.

3. Strawberry Moon


The Moon Hangs quite low, and its light pours through thick humid air. creating an amber glow. The full strawberry Moon of June 20, 2016 coincided with the first day of the summer solstice, an event that last happened in 1967 and will occur next in 2062.

4. Super Moon


The Moon makes its closest orbital approach, resulting in a larger disk size as seen from Earth. There can be as many as three supermoons per full moon cycle.

5. Eclipse 


The Moon’s disc occults the sun-as viewed from Earth-producing a solar eclipse. When the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, and the Moon crosses Earth’s shadow a lunar eclipse occurs.