Faint Red Moon

The moon appears red from filtering through the smoke above Milwaukie, Ore., on Sep. 4, 2017. (Bryan J. Dorr / BJDorr.com)

Smoke from regional fires filled the sky, making the moon appear as a faint red dot rising high above Milwaukie, Ore., on the night of Sep. 4, 2017. The scene looks impressive. The fire and smoke is nothing to be “awoo-ing” about.