SuperMoon Cropped by MarkGregory007 on Flickr.
SuperMoon of May 6, 2012 - 100% illuminated
Colors of the moon
Our eyes cannot see the moon’s true colors. While we normally see mostly shades of gray, there are in fact many subtle color differences. These colors are muted, but they do exist.
The colors are from different chemical elements on the moon’s surface. Blue indicates high amounts of the element Titanium. Red areas have reduced amounts of titanium.