I was driving home from work at about 6:30 today and noticed the Moon, still orange, hanging low on the horizon. The lower left corner was just starting to be shadowed by the Earth. As it rose a little higher, it turned yellow and then white, as we learned it should.
Then we got clouded out, and right now, during totality, the entire sky is covered in clouds. But I started thinking, “What if I were in space?” Well, the Moon appears red/orange every day during Moonrise/Moonset from Earth, but would appear white from space. But the red/orange during a total eclipse? The Moon would still be that color even from space during an eclipse! Even to a Venusian or a Martian! In fact, to someone anywhere in space, a total lunar eclipse would be the only time the Moon would appear reddish/orange.
That’s all; a quick post because I thought that was neat. Hope your eclipse-watching goes better than mine!
UPDATE: Orbiting frog has a few things to say about that, but one thing they have is a (computer generated) video of what watching the lunar eclipse might be like from the surface of the Moon! Take a look below: