eli5 What causes “super moons” to appear to be different colors?



Why do some Super Moons appear to be tinted orange, pink, or blue? Is this something related to shifts in our atmosphere, alignment of the Moon and Earth relative to the Sun, or something else?

In: Physics

Super moons are not of different colours Or gradient…

Super moons colour is same as what light get reflect from thier surface …

Like super moons ( on 26th apr ) , that moon was called Pink not because it will take on particular colour→ but because of the colour of the flowering phlox which bloom in spring season ( found in North America )

Technically, we get a supermoon when a full moon occurs around the time our satellite reaches perigee – its closest point to the Earth..

The colour of the super moon is because of the Atmosphere … ( more the pollutants in air, more reddish it goes.. → I think you know about the 7 colour in white light ,how they get scattered by small to big Pollutant ‘s surface which is present in our atmosphere..

Blue moons aren’t blue. Pink moons aren’t pink. Both of these are phrases about the **timing** of the full moon.

You can have a night where atmospheric conditions lead to a more yellow/orange moon, more dust in the air leads to a more yellow moon, especially when the moon is near the horizon and moon light is passing through more of the atmosphere

Blood moons are caused by partial lunar eclipse