‘Blood moon’ is the name given to what type of celestial phenomenon?

[5-15-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: ‘Blood moon’ is the name given to what type of celestial phenomenon?

The given options are:

  • Full moon in the far north
  • Total lunar eclipse
  • Full moon at the start of summer

Correct Answer: Total lunar eclipse

Fact: ‘Blood moon’ is a nickname for a total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the moon, Earth, and sun are in perfect alignment and the moon falls directly behind the Earth’s shadow. When that happens, the light cast upon the moon appears red, hence the name. Tonight’s blood moon coincides with the full moon of May, called the ‘flower moon,’ and is due to begin just after midnight Eastern time, at 12:12 AM.


Today’s “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” has three questions related to the celestial phenomenon. Each question has only one correct answer and carries one point. The wrong answer does not earn any points. So, select only the correct answers.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. ‘Blood moon’ is the name given to what type of celestial phenomenon?
  2. What is Earth’s shadow called?
  3. What happens when Earth falls fully behind the moon’s shadow?

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