Saturday, July 31

full moon

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Wildfire smoke could turn this weekend’s full Buck Moon an ominous blood red

LoadingSomething is loading. A full Buck Moon is rising this weekend, and it may appear orange or blood red in skies across North America.Normally, the moon turns orange or red during an eclipse, when Earth blocks sunlight and our atmosphere reflects red light onto the lunar surface instead. But this time is unusual. Instead of being eclipsed by Earth's shadow, the moon may be eclipsed in many places by layers of smoke.Wildfires have explo...