This is not the 'Blood Moon'

Olney, Illinois
May 15, 2022 5:27am CST
That will occur during the lunar eclipse tonight (Sunday May 15). Instead, this is from dust and/or pollutants in the atmosphere which 'bend' the light and block certain hues. This is just a bloody regular ol' moon. Had to hop in the truck and drive a bit south of town to get a good shot since it was low on the western horizon.
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@LindaOHio (95324)
• United States
15 May
Good shot. I doubt that I will look for the eclipse; but thank you for the information.
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
I took photos of the last one (in November) but it wasn't a complete eclipse
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@LindaOHio (95324)
• United States
15 May
@PhredWreck Do you think you'll look for this one?
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
@LindaOHio I'll be asleep.
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@Morleyhunt (21762)
• Canada
15 May
I’ve tried so many times to take a photo of the moon, but have decided I’ll just enjoy the photos shared by others. The clear blue skies in the Maritimes offer such splendid displays of sunrises, sunsets and moons at varying stages.
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
I don't have any clear horizons from my house, too many trees, so I don't get to watch sunsets.
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@Morleyhunt (21762)
• Canada
15 May
@PhredWreck I go for a short walk and have seen spectacular sunsets over the river. Sunrises in the other direction over the bay. The clear New Brunswick sky is unmatched in my opinion.
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@BarBaraPrz (36794)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 May
@PhredWreck Poor baby... you're probably already in bed at sunset, anyway.
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@wolfgirl569 (55750)
• Marion, Ohio
15 May
Great shot.
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
Thank ya, just had the sites adjusted on it, I was missing too often
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@wolfgirl569 (55750)
• Marion, Ohio
15 May
@PhredWreck Very glad you got everything adjusted just right. I would hate to see that one get away.
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@CarolDM (186510)
• United States
15 May
Perfect shot. I hope we don’t have clouds.
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
I hadn't checked since I'll be sleeping when it happens.
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@CarolDM (186510)
• United States
15 May
@PhredWreck And I will be probably be sleeping so I will wait on the photos.
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@FourWalls (43820)
• United States
16 May
Looks like a navel orange to me. Seriously! And it’s a beautiful photo. You’re great when you moon us.
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• Olney, Illinois
20 May
Not an Army orange?
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@FourWalls (43820)
• United States
20 May
@PhredWreck “The Coast Guard. For people too chicken to join the Navy.” — Crow T. Robot, Mystery Science Theater 3000
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@sabtraversa (13443)
• Italy
15 May
I didn't know it was due to pollutants, I thought it was a partial eclipse before "the real one". That's a lovely tangerine! I'm going to post mine soon.
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
Dust and pollutants are what cause all those red sunsets as well.
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@sabtraversa (13443)
• Italy
16 May
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@kobesbuddy (150582)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 May
Nice shot, that's for sure. Good job, Mike!
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
This tallywhacker idjit or whatever their name is tried to say this is not a photo I took.
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@kobesbuddy (150582)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 May
@PhredWreck And you have taken various other photos of the blood moon, each spring! You have good equipment, thus you've learned to take professional pictures. Those idjits should do a Linda Blair impersonation, spin their head around 3-4 times!
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@Juliaacv (66854)
• Canada
15 May
You did not disappoint, you always manage to get great shots of the moon. I thought that this one was being called the floral moon, maybe I should research that again.
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
'Blood Moon' is because of the eclipse, floral moon is the seasonal name
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@Juliaacv (66854)
• Canada
15 May
@PhredWreck So I'm not as uninformed as I thought that I was while I read this.
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@DWDavis (20584)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
15 May
Great photo. The moon looks remarkably like a bruised orange with that coloration.
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
Wasn't really expecting this today (5 AM), but I went out to holler at the cats and saw it through the trees.
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@DWDavis (20584)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 May
@PhredWreck The detail is remarkable.
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@LadyDuck (392805)
• Switzerland
15 May
This is a great shot. Damn I forgot about the lunar eclipse. I am checking at which time it should be here . It seems it is tonight, I did not miss, YET!
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
I'll be asleep with it happening as early as it does (starts at 9:30 here)
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@LadyDuck (392805)
• Switzerland
15 May
@PhredWreck The official site says 3:30 in the morning, I usually sleep at that time.
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@Hytton03 (5589)
• Philippines
15 May
Oh wow amazing to see the moon like that.
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
I could see the color through the trees at my house so got in the truck to drive and get a clean shot of it.
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@Hytton03 (5589)
• Philippines
15 May
@PhredWreck oh nice view from your home. easy to see the moon like that.
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@mrki444 (14966)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
15 May
Still it is great view.
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
It was almost set when I took these.
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@mrki444 (14966)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
15 May
@PhredWreck When atmosphere pollution make great view.
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@GardenGerty (144995)
• United States
15 May
It is very pretty though. I will leave the picture snapping to you. I will be in bed long before dark.
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
I'm usually asleep shortly after sunset but I wake up really early.
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@BarBaraPrz (36794)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 May
There's an eclipse tonight? That must be why the radio guy "couldn't resist" playing Total Eclipse of the Heart when I put on CBC to hear the local news (I do occassionally want to hear it) only to learn that some nutso went on a shooting spree in Buffalo.
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
Yeah, I read about that earlier today
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@crossbones27 (43749)
• Redlands, California
15 May
Sounds like to much work,did fine just like that also west is overrated. I always have to make one bad joke.
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• Olney, Illinois
15 May
Eastern horizon shots are only 6 blocks away, I almost didn't go get this because I hate driving in the dark
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@allen0187 (56036)
• Philippines
17 May
Blood moon or not, it is still a great shot.
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• Olney, Illinois
20 May
Some idjit was in here accusing me of stealing this photo. Hell, this isn't even as detailed as some of the ones I take and post here.
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@allen0187 (56036)
• Philippines
21 May
@PhredWreck I saw your FB post about it. Idjits are becoming common here in the site. Something that we should nip in the bud.
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@toniganzon (69026)
• Philippines
16 May
Take me with you next time.
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• Olney, Illinois
20 May
You might have to ride in my lap...