SuperBlueBloodMoon: New Ideas About Lunar Formation

Blood moon courtesy NASA
Blood moon image courtesy NASA

January 31 will be an early morning show for Moon lovers. Starting about 2.51 a.m. Pacific Time will be a lunar eclipse, or “blood moon” as the Moon passes through Earth’s shadow and picks up a reddish tint. All of these phenomena are well understood, but there is still a great deal we don’t know about our nearest neighbor. How exactly the Moon came to be where and what it is continues to fascinate planetary scientists like Sarah Stewart at UC Davis. Read more at UC Davis News.