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April 17, 2014
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Blood moon over Tahoe

Scott Budnik of Meyers took these photos of Tuesday morning’s “blood moon.” Even though the moon is in the Earth’s shadow, it appeared red or orange. That’s from light around the edges of the Earth — essentially sunrises and sunsets — splashing on the lunar surface and faintly lighting up the moon, Alan MacRobert, senior editor at Sky & Telescope magazine told the Associated Press.

In the close up, Budnik took the photo about 1 a.m. with his Meade 16-inch Starfinder Telescope. Budnik took another photo with an 80mm refractor telescope mounted as a lens on his Rebel T3.

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The Record Courier Updated Apr 17, 2014 05:34PM Published Apr 17, 2014 09:42AM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.