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Blue - Turquoise tint on the Moon | by HDRyX
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Blue - Turquoise tint on the Moon

During the eclipse of the moon, a blue - turquoise tint is clearly visible. This is caused because most of the light illuminating the moon passes through the stratosphere where it is reddened by scattering. However, light passing through the upper stratosphere penetrates the ozone layer, which absorbs red light and actually makes the passing light ray bluer.


Captured with Skywatcher 150/750 and Nikon D5300


Tunis, Tunisia

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Taken on July 27, 2018