Crimson Full Moon Rises Into Smoky California Sky

The smoke from California’s wildfires has stained the sky red in recent weeks and that effect can have a particularly striking impact at night, turning the full moon a bright shade of red on September 30.

Igor A Chicherin captured this timelapse video on Instagram that shows a crimson moon rising over Mount Shasta.

The effect was seen outside California too. Dylan Robichaud, a National Weather Association certified meteorologist in Eugene, Oregon, reported on that date that the moon “appeared orange this morning due to the smoke in the upper atmosphere from the California fires.” Credit: Igor A Chicherin via Storyful

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