Good Morning, NYC

„Just before 6 am today local time, the peak of the total lunar eclipse manifested, this month’s full Beaver Moon glowing gorgeously dark orange-red in our fair skies, as it hovered between skyscrapers. Fun facts: A total lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth, and moon align, and the shadow of our planet is cast fully on the moon. During this process, our atmosphere filters out shorter, bluer wavelengths of light and allows only redder, longer wavelengths to hit the moon, hence its unique color. As stated by Bruce Betts, chief scientist at the Planetary Society, “The romantic way to look at it is that it’s kind of like seeing all the sunsets and sunrises on the Earth at one time.”“ Text and Photo © Deb Fong 8.11.2022