Why Does the Moon Turn Orange?

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The moo turns orange when there is plenty of dust, smoke or pollution in the atmosphere, which scatters the rays of light from the moon. The distance of the moon from earth also determines its colour as light can change when it travels through the atmosphere.
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The moon can look orange or red when it is seen through the Earth's atmosphere, which happens when it is low in the sky. Red light can pass through the atmosphere more easily than other colors.
Volcanic eruptions or forest fires can also put particles into the atmosphere that cause the moon to appear red or orange. Lunar eclipses have a similar effect. More >>
The moon is very pretty when it's orange. Or actually when it looks orange to us, that is. The moon doesn't actually change color. What we are seeing is simply the reflection of the sun's light as it passes through the Earth's atmosphere and hits the moon. When there is a lot of debris in the air, it gives the moon an orange tint. As the moon rises it returns to its normal color.
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When the moon gets close to the horizon, the atmosphere scatters the light waves and this is what gives the moon it's orange appearance. Red light has the longest wavelengths.
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because of total internal reflection of light on the earth's atmosphere.
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The reason for the orange color of the moon is due to the scattering of light by the
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The moon can turn orange when there is a lot of dust, smoke, or pollution in the atmosphere!
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