Did you see the Blood Red Moon high over Silicon Valley early this morning? No, not Moon Bloodgood, a real lunar eclipse. Locations closer to the coast and parts of the peninsula were clouded over and could only see the moon through the clouds. The Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland hills had good views and had so many people show up that they had to turn some away.
If you didn’t get a chance to see the lunar eclipse this time, the next one visible in our area is October 8th, 2014.
And no you don’t have to think about the omen of a red blood moon. It’s just the light from the sun passing through the earth’s atmosphere before illuminating the moon. Just astrophysics in action, despite what the doomsayers like to preach.