Photos: Red moon over Green Bay

lunar eclipse

Staff member Dan Moore of UW-Green Bay caught these images of the full lunar eclipse Sunday night, Sept. 27. In full eclipse, the moon appears coppery red even when passing through the earth’s shadow because of diffused light bouncing off this planet’s atmosphere. Sky watchers were especially excited because the eclipse occurred during a full moon period in which the moon’s orbit was at its closest to earth, making it appear larger. Moore, an art photographer, is a web marketing and data specialist with the UW-Green Bay Office of Outreach and Adult Access.