Why is the moon Orange tonight? – The Echoer

Why is the moon Orange tonight?


Why is moon so orange tonight? Orange color due to thickness of Earth’s atmosphere near horizon. The orange color of a moon near the horizon is a true physical effect.

It may also be due to atmosphere that can be filled with air pollution dust and even smoke from wildfire. This particles scatter light in the same way describe above leading to an orange or red moon high in the sky. It is not an uncommon for the moon to appear Orange red or pink.

For some it seems that Orange moon brings good luck but scientifically it is not proved.

There is one more reason given for the orange moon and that is the moon’s light travels a longer distance through atmosphere.


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