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.
Stargazers get a great view of the orange moon in Glastonbury[/caption]
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.
Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin on the moon’s surface[/caption]
Nasa yesterday tweeted a lunar footprint to mark the missions 50th anniversary[/caption]
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Orange moon rises 50 years on from Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s first steps on its surface