Lunar Eclipse 101 | National Geographic

Lunar Eclipse 101 | National Geographic

Nicknamed “blood moon,” some ancient cultures regarded a total lunar eclipse as an ominous event. Today, this celestial phenomenon generates excitement and wonder. Unlike a solar eclipse, which may require travel to see, total lunar eclipses can often be observed from the entire nighttime-half of the Earth. Learn what causes a lunar eclipse and how it gains its crimson coloring.
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68 Responses

  1. adimar Jr. nava says:

    Can’t wait to see this 🙂

  2. Marquis BEATZ says:

    Why some people called it Blood moon🌕?

    • Johnprakash 24mInd says:

      Marquis BEATZ … all the animals have same colour of blood…
      What about you?! What are you?!
      … lol

    • JakethySnake says:

      Because all enemies res pawn no matter how many times you’ve killed them

    • Jason Burg says:

      sahadev basnet No part of it appears blue. A blue moon is the second full moon in a single month.

    • Melanistar Ruiz says:

      Marquis BEATZ because they did not wanna just call it red moon so like some thing cool..blood moon 🙂

    • KoteM2G says:

      a blue moon is when a second full moon occurs in the same month. A super moon is when the moon is at its closest point to earth, making it appear bigger. And a blood moon is due to a lunar eclipse when the shorter wavelength light is refracted outward, while longer wavelength light is refracted inward, casting red light on the moon

  3. Trevor Perry says:

    This is awesome!!!

  4. Tru Fix says:

    The cause of the Blood Moon is the volcano eruption of Mayon Volcano which is located in
    Albay, Philippines.
    Edit: If you dont know then look at the video in 1:29

    • Tru Fix says:

      It is true

    • I am King says:

      No, its caused by the moon, earth and sun in perfect alignment. I dont think you understood what she said at 1:29. She said the moon almost disappears or glows a very dim red after a volcanic eruption (very different from the blood moon, which is caused by red wavelengths reflected off the earth’s surface to reflect off the moon). based on your broken english Its likely that you just misunderstood what she said.

    • Random Videos says:

      Lol. Volcanic eruption has nothing to do with lunar eclipse.. in September 2015 nagka lunar eclipse rin at wala namn eruption right

    • Harvey Quinto says:

      I am a Filipino and the moon always turns red during lunar eclipse with or without an erupting volcano.

    • MidnighThinker says:

      Lol no. Sabi lang mas nagiging red ang moon sa area na may volcano . blood moon is blood moon because of the umbra shadow

  5. Aaron Bear says:

    Thanks for narrating this so I can focus on the pictures.

  6. Superior IQ Kids says:

    who is going to stay up and watch this? 3 am to 4 am right?

  7. John Rey Alemania says:

    Blue Moon
    Super Moon
    Blood Moon will happen tonight 🙂

  8. National Geographic says:

    Lunar eclipses occur up to three times a year and can be seen with the naked eye. What new facts did you learn about the lunar eclipse?

  9. kid tuber DJ says:


  10. Mike Jensen says:

    Outstanding video! Very instructive and clearly narrated. Another Quality product from National Geographic! THANK YOU !

  11. iEv_eYT says:

    Comment the time you are watching this and from where.
    Here is an example:
    I am watching this at 5:33PM in California 🙂

  12. Vijay Kumar says:

    I didn’t seen such type of clear explanation in any video in YouTube
    Thank you NGC

  13. Farfy McDoogle says:

    I fear I will turn in to a werewolf during the peak,

  14. Azliana Lyana says:

    We’re seeing this tonight in 4hrs 50mins. Can’t wait for this amazing moment. Thanks National Geographic for sharing this info.

  15. Grab It says:

    I will see total lunar eclipse

  16. Shaggy Walker says:

    When will it be seen in India??

  17. Indraja Salunkhe says:

    Saw this one yesterday!! What a scene!! Lovely.

  18. jordanbgaming 1 says:

    I missed it

  19. the mills girls ! says:

    Thats awesome I saw it this moning at 5:30 I woke up so early

  20. G.G. S says:

    Waiting for those flat earth comments trying to say this is all false and throwing in there own dumb theory that makes no sense

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