Q:

When is the next red moon?

A:

As of September 2014, there are three more blood moons expected to occur within the next two years. They are predicted to occur on Oct. 8, 2014, April 4, 2015, and Sept. 28, 2015.

The 2014 and 2015 blood moons occur during a series of four lunar eclipses. The series of four total lunar eclipses is known as a tetrad. When the moon passes through Earth's shadow, the moon takes on red light taken in by the Earth from sunrises and sunsets. CNN reports that, according to NASA, the color of the moon during an eclipse depends on what is in Earth's atmosphere at the time.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    How often do tides occur?

    A:

    Ocean tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon and Sun. Due to the rotation of the Earth, locations will experience two high and two low tides each day. An alignment of the Sun and Moon will result in more extreme tides, known as spring tides.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How does snow occur?

    A:

    Snowflakes form in the atmosphere when extremely cold water droplets form frozen crystals around tiny particles of dust or pollen. When these ice crystals fall closer to the ground, water vapor freezes onto the primary crystal and snowflakes grow larger with more crystals. This frozen water creates six-sided crystals.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How often does a high or low tide occur?

    A:

    Every 24 hours and 50 minutes, the Earth experiences two high tides and two low tides. High tides occur every 12 hours and 25 minutes. From high tide to low tide is a span of six hours and 12.5 minutes.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where do tidal waves occur?

    A:

    Tidal waves start out in the deep ocean and push toward the coastline, sculpting many coastal habitats. They are the largest waves on the planet.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore