The "great earthquake": the blood Moon was a sign of the Apocalypse

Mindy Sparks
July 11, 2018

"Britain will not see the full length of the eclipse but it will last one hour, 23 minutes and 55 seconds in the Southeast, starting at 8:49pm". Three days later, Mars will be the closest to Earth in a decade.

"Those two things combined mean we will see a longer eclipse since it takes longer for the moon to pass the Earth's shadow".

The lunar eclipse will start from 10.44 pm, when moon will enter the penumbra a faint shadow casted by Earth, continue well past midnight until moon comes out of penumbra on the next day at 4.58 am.

Last week Hasan Ahmad Al Hariri, of the Dubai Astronomy Group, stepped in to reassure the world that the Blood Moon eclipse is nothing more than a "natural astronomical phenomenon".

The moon will turn red this month during the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. July 27th, 2018. Lunar apogee is the moon's farthest orbital point from Earth, making the moon appear extremely small and distant.

But why exactly will the full moon turn blood-red during the total lunar eclipse? "The partial and total eclipse will be visible to the naked eye in all parts of Odisha provided the sky remains clear", Pattnaik said. "It will be the smallest full moon of the year". Mars will also be active during this time. This is when the Sun, Earth and Mars will be lined up perfectly, with Mars on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun.

"During this time, the shadow behind the Earth is actually a little bit longer and wider due to the angles between the sun and the Earth when the Earth is a bit further".

Earth's atmospheric conditions during the eclipse (particularly dust, humidity and temperature) will then "decide what shade of colour, in the spectrum of copper brown to deep red, the Moon dons", says news site Tech2. That night, the distance between Mars and Earth will be 57.6 million kilometre. This year Mars will be at its opposition on July 27. Back in 2003, the distance had shrunk to 55.7 million kilometre, the closest in nearly 60,000 years! The next time Mars is closer than it was in 2003 will be only in 2287!

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