Lately, Minnesota has had strange lighting conditions because of smoke from Canadian forest fires filling the atmosphere.
The sun has not been shining as brightly, and most noticeably, the moon has been tinted strange colors. When the full moon rose on July 1st, it was a yellowish tan, and the rest of the sky was hazy. When it set in the morning, my mom came and woke me up to see how red it was. I wonder how intense the color is compared to a lunar eclipse?
Ron Miller, a blogger at io9, made a series of pictures showing how big different planets would look in the night sky if they were the same distance away as our moon. The moon that morning reminded me of how Mars might look:
His other pictures are pretty interesting too, you can check them out at http://io9.com/5929076/what-if-we-had-a-planet-instead-of-a-moon