Blood Red Moon April The bloody red color the moon takes on during an eclipse is caused by refraction of sunlight by the Earth's atmosphere. 2014 red moon begins a rare sequence of four total lunar eclipses expected over the next two years!
NGC 474 (= ARP is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Pisces, situated about 100 million light years away. This large galaxy is known to possess tidal tails, although their origins remain unknown.
This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye. 36 / 40 Photo by Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula;