What Color Is the Moon? A Simple Science Project For Sunday Night’s Eclipse

Depending on how clear the atmosphere is, the Moon's color can vary dramatically from one eclipse to another. The numbers, called the Danjon Scale, will help you estimate the color of Sunday night's eclipse. Credit: Bob King

The Moon’s color can vary dramatically from one eclipse to another depending on how much dust, especially volcanic ash and aerosols, dirty up the stratosphere.The Danjon Scale numbers will help you estimate the color of Sunday night’s eclipse. Credit: Bob King

There are many ways to enjoy tomorrow night’s total lunar eclipse. First and foremost is to sit back and take in the slow splendor of the Moon entering and exiting Earth’s colorful shadow. You can take pictures, observe it in a telescope or participate in a fun science project by measuring the Moon’s brightness and color. (…)
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