Sunday, 25 August, 2019

Blood moon is coming

GETTYStages of a blood moon GETTYStages of a blood moon
Sandra Phillips | 27 June, 2018, 17:30

Mars will also appear especially large and bright in the sky that night as it moves towards its closest approach to Earth for 15 years. July's Blood Moon will last almost one hour and 43 minutes, and is being touted as the longest of this century.

Conspiracy theorists and evangelical Christians fear the lunar eclipse which will take place on July 27 is actually a great big sign which shows humanity that doomsday is on the way.

The next total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019, will last 1 hour and 2 minutes.

Christian John Hagee and Mark Blitz explained that this blood moon is part of a series of unique astronomical events which signal what the Bible predicts in Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12. That's just a few minutes shorter than the maximum possible eclipse, and the length of an average movie, for those who'd rather get outside and look at the skies, rather than stare at a screen indoors. When the moon travels through the darkest region of Earth's shadow-the "umbra"-it glows a reddish-orange colour, hence the term "blood moon".

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Recent red skies are apparently down to the specific scattering of light particles through the atmosphere. When this happens, the Moon will not completely disappear from view under the shadow, it does however, take on a deep red, nearly burnt orange colour. I can safely say there is absolutely nothing to worry about when a total lunar eclipse occurs.

The night of July 27 and the morning of July 28-depending on your location-will see the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting for 1 hour 43 minutes, EarthSky reported.

Unfortunately, most residents of North America will have to settle for a high-definition video of the eclipse as it occurs, while those in the European Union and neighboring areas may have a bit more luck to view the extremely rare astronomical event with the naked eye. Those of you in the Eastern Hemisphere (Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand) will have the best seats as the moon crosses Earth's shadow from west to east.

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