Orange moon rises 50 years on from Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s first steps on its surface

AN ORANGE Moon rises 50 years after the launch of the first  mission  to land men  on its surface.

Stargazers gathered to watch the phenomenon before  a partial lunar eclipse on the anniversary.

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Stargazers get a great view of the orange moon in Glastonbury[/caption]

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A helicopter flies between the orange moon and the Statue of Liberty as it rises over New York City[/caption]

The Moon  looked orange at  Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, as it appears redder when it is low in the horizon — in the same way a sunset is crimson.

A partial eclipse occurs when the Moon moves into the shadow of the Earth.

Apollo 11 blasted off  on July 16, 1969.  Nasa yesterday tweeted a lunar footprint to mark it, below.  Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin landed on the Moon four days later.

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Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin on the moon’s surface[/caption]

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Nasa yesterday tweeted a lunar footprint to mark the missions 50th anniversary[/caption]




Source: thesun
Orange moon rises 50 years on from Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s first steps on its surface