Last night we had a total eclipse of the moon. It was amazing and eery and beautiful. When the moon was almost totally eclipsed it was this surprising dusty orange color. My husband and neighbor and I were on our street watching the event. My neighbor said that she'd heard on the radio earlier that the orange color was a result of all the sunsets happening in the world at that moment, being projected onto the surface of the moon. I want to follow up on that to understand it better because that seems so magical and strange. I was struck with how much it sounded like something a poet might say rather than a scientist. The moon and all the sunsets in the world, how wonderful is that?
Image of a different eclipse found here.