In the night sky on April 15, 2014, there was a Total Lunar Eclipse. A Blood Moon. Shey and I stayed up until 2AM just to see it.
A Lunar Eclipse is described here: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/total-lunar-eclipse.html
Although the Moon is a dark object, it can be seen in the sky most of the time because its surface reflects the Sun’s rays back to Earth. During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon, so no direct sunlight gets through to the Moon and its entire visible surface is enveloped in the darkest, central part of the Earth’s shadow – the umbra….The Moon is still visible in the night sky during totality. Although the Earth blocks all direct sunlight from the Moon’s surface, some rays find their way onto the Moon via the Earth’s atmosphere. Parts of the sunlight’s spectrum are blocked or filtered out during this process, red being the remaining frequency under normal circumstances. This accounts for the usual appearance of a totally eclipsed Moon as a copper-red orb.
A little bit of Moon Folklore: http://witcheslore.com/bookofshadows/witches-workshop/the-magic-of-the-moon/2499/
There is the legend of the Moon Maiden who collects the wishes and dreams of all living creatures on earth, they are then dropped into a goblet and swirled together before they are sprinkled back on Earth and become dew. The German goddess Frigg is said to live on the Moon spinning the lives of mankind, while the Chinese goddess Ch’ang O stole the potion of immortality from her husband. She drank every drop and flew to the Moon to escape, she now lives there contentedly after being given refuge by the hare who resides on the Moon.