Does the moon ever change colors?



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    The Moon never actually changes color. We perceive it as changing color because of changes in our own atmosphere. The section of atmosphere that we see the Moon through at any given time influences the Moon’s color.

    For example, a thicker cross-section of atmosphere scatters more blue light. This makes the Moon appear more reddish and yellowish.

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    From where we see it, it looks as though the moon changes color.  While it doesn’t really, certain angles of light can make it look that way.  During solar eclipses, for example, a red aura surrounds the moon which makes it appear different.  Other times, it make appear orange because it is full or low to the horizon. 

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