Blood Moon 2018 – level 3

31-07-2018 07:00

Last Friday on July 27th, people all over the world (except for those in North America) watched the Moon turn blood red for almost two hours.

The Blood Moon lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth into its shadow. The position of the Sun, Earth and Moon is such that no direct sunlight reaches the lunar surface.

At this moment, however, the Earth’s atmosphere is bending the red wavelengths of light around itself, and the red light is cast onto the surface of the Moon – that is why it looks red.

The Blood Moon was not visible from North America this time – those who missed it will have to wait until January 21st, 2019.

Difficult words: lunar (of the moon), eclipse (an event when a moon or a planet is hidden by another planet or moon), reach (get to), bend (curve, go left or right), red wavelength (the kind of light which is red), cast (send).

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