Blood Moon: Three Shots from the Troposphere

Blood Moon and Eclipse 2

The total lunar eclipse that results in a “Blood Moon” commences as we climb out on our westward journey…From our seats in the troposphere, we are able to watch the entire event as the the single sliver of light vanishes leaving the moon awash in an orange-red glow.

Blood Moon and Eclipse 5

As the shadow falls away with the sunrise, our attention shifts to watching the layers of purple and indigo light layer and divide as our cross-section of the terminator advances toward the moon. The moon apparently rises through the twilight before its illuminated phase returns to full view in the morning light. At 38,000 feet, the show was spectacular and well worth the price of admission.

Blood Moon and Eclipse 1

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