Lunar eclipses occur when the moon is between the sun and the earth. The moon obstructs the sun for a short period of time blacking out the daytime sky with only a red/orange ring around it. This red/orange ring is due to the fact that when the photon particles within the light hit the earth they are scattered due to the immense distance and because the red wavelength of the spectrum is longer than any other color wavelength and can reach longer distances, this is the color we predominantly see....
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