Blood Red Moon April The bloody red color the moon takes on during an eclipse is caused by refraction of sunlight by the Earth's atmosphere. 2014 red moon begins a rare sequence of four total lunar eclipses expected over the next two years!
This year seems to be the year of astronomical delight! Just after 15 days of a total eclipse of the Sun, today the full moon will be totally eclipsed. This beautiful total lunar eclipse will dazzle sky-watchers in the western half of North America.