A NASA image of a blushing "blood moon ". This is the result of a eclipse, but the July 2021 full moon could look like smoke from a forest fire in the atmosphere. NASA
Large areas of the United States and Canada see hazy skies like smoke from wildfires in the west is spreading across North America . Atmospheric haze turned the sunsets red and made the moon appear orange or reddish. The full moon this Friday could highlight the unusual color of the moon.
Here in New Mexico on Wednesday night, I saw a mist covered moon with a strong yellow-orange color and a red halo around it. It might look even more dramatic as it rises Full this Friday in smoke-affected areas. Science
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The July full moon is sometimes called the moon "buck ", a name popularized by the Farmers' Almanac . The name refers to the growth of deer antlers in the northern hemisphere. According to NASA , other names around the world include Thunder Moon, Hay Moon and Mead Moon.
As the male moon will peak on Friday at 7:37 pm. PT, NASA says it will appear full Thursday night through Sunday morning. Red moons are familiar to onlookers at the lunar eclipse, which are entitled to what is called a "lunot bloody "when a total eclipse gives the moon a pink tint. But smoky skies are another matter.
Smoke from wildfires can also affect the appearance of the sun . NASA explained what's going on with this during another tough forest fire season, in 2017: "Smoke particles from the fires let the colors fade longer wavelength of sunlight, such as red and orange. while blocking out the shorter wavelengths of yellow, blue and green. These longer wavelengths make the sky appear tinged with red or orange. "The effect may become more pronounced at sunset and at sunrise.
Although the spread of smoke from forest fires is news that gives some reflection.hir, she could create memorable views of the full moon. Just keep in mind the cause of these colors.
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