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 ... More »

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. More »

Dust, smoke and pollution particles diffuse moonlight through the atmosphere to make it appear orange, red or yellow as the heavenly object rises or sets above the horizon. The atmosphere is thicker when viewing objects ... More »

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. More »

When the moon appears orange or yellow, it simply means that the observer is looking at it through more layers of atmosphere. Similar to the way in which the sun will look orange or red on the horizon, when the moon is l... More »

The moon appears white because the color receptors in the retina of the human eye are not stimulated by the moon's low light intensity. The eye only sees the moon as light gray in the black sky. More »

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Moon phases occur because the angle of the Earth, moon and sun changes as the moon orbits the Earth. One-half of the moon is always illuminated by the sun. As a person's angle of sight changes, different portions of sunl... More »

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