While the moon usually appears to have a golden, white, or gray hue, certain astrological conditions can change the moon's color to a rusty red or orange color. The explanation for this phenomenon has to do with the way that the moon reflects and refracts the light from another planetary body—the su
A red moon occurs when the Earth eclipses the moon from sunlight. The moon looks red due to dispersed light from Earth's sunrises and sunsets that is refracted back onto the moon's surface.
As of September 2014, there are three more blood moons expected to occur within the next two years. They are predicted to occur on Oct. 8, 2014, April 4, 2015, and Sept. 28, 2015.
The moon is called a "full moon" when it is fully illuminated and appears to be round from the perspective of the earth. A full moon occurs when the moon is on the opposite side of the earth from the sun.
A full moon occurs on average every 29.53 days. For every month except for February, the time between full moons is less than a calendar month.
Generally, there are 12 full moons each year. Each of the four seasons has three months, with each month containing a full moon. Occasionally, one of the seasons has a fourth full moon.
The easiest way to find out when the moon is full is to consult a moon phase calendar like that on MoonConnection.com. By inputting the month and year and selecting northern or southern hemisphere, the site brings up a month-long calendar showing the moon phases.
The full moon is said to symbolize different things in various cultures, including the control of water as well as the rhythm of time. The phases of the moon are also used to represent phases of life.
When the moon is full, the moon is at its brightest, and the entire disk is visible. New moons occur when the Earth comes between the moon and the sun, resulting in a moon that is completely obscured by the Earth's shadow and is barely visible in the night sky.
A moon is a natural satellite consisting of solid material that naturally orbits a planet or dwarf planet. Although the Earth has just one moon, there are other planets that have more, and some that even have none. Moons and their planets often have very symbiotic, or close relationships.