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Why does the Moon change color?\


Four types of Moon can be seen in the sky, but these are rarer than the moon phases that we see every month.

These only occur in special circumstances and can only be seen from certain parts of the world.

Blood Moon.

Now that you have the basics of the Moon’s movements, you can understand that other types of Moon occur when another lunar activity is happening.

For example, when a Lunar Eclipse occurs, this is when the Earth sits directly between the Sun and Moon.

This means that the only light that can reach it — during its Full Moon stage —  is light refracted from Earth.

This causes the Moon to appear glowing red, similar to when we have a sunrise or sunset.

Blue Moon.

The most commonly known Moon is the Blue Moon, which I am sure most of you have heard of.

If not, you might be familiar with the saying “Once in a Blue Moon,” which means not very common.

This, however, is not always the case for the sighting of an actual Blue Moon.

A Blue Moon mostly appears blue because of the dust affecting the lighting.\

So when we look up, we see the Moon with a blue tint.

But this is not always the case, as the term Blue Moon is also used to describe that there are two Full Moons within one month.

It also occurs when there are four Full Moons within a season when there usually are three.

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