After the golden sunlight and red sunset: Moon, or Mars?

From Christopher Boffoli – the rising red moon that followed Sunday’s amber sunlight and applause-worthy sunset. He says it’s “almost too dim to be photographed” and “looks more like Mars.” (If you missed earlier coverage – Cliff Mass has the best explanation.)

5 Replies to "After the golden sunlight and red sunset: Moon, or Mars?"

  • curtis August 2, 2010 (9:02 am)

    I first noticed the too red sun on the road in Federal Way, thinking, “something must have erupted somewhere”. What followed was a very red moon also. I have never seen such intensity before. From Boeing field the view was awesome, but I am puzzled as to the cause…. anybody know?

    • WSB August 2, 2010 (9:20 am)

      Follow the links in the story. They all explain.

  • Vera @ Village Green Nursery August 2, 2010 (10:01 am)

    The sun last evening was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen!

  • Julie August 2, 2010 (11:48 am)

    I realize this is not the intention of the comparison, but…lest anyone have the slightest doubt (the “Moon as Big as Mars” hoax is always rife this time of year), do read AliceAstroInfo post:

    Note her previous years’ posts.

  • Alice August 10, 2010 (8:24 am)

    Thanks Mom!
    I just saw this post and was about to comment the same, just to make sure no one got the wrong idea.

    Sure is a beautiful picture though, I wish I hadn’t missed it!


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