With regards to the United States, the Western part of our country witnessed a significantly brief total lunar eclipse. It is sometimes referred to as a "blood moon."
Earlier this mourn, while I am usually literally on ice, the moon rather slowly wandered into the Earth's shadow. Eventually, the shadow completely enveloped the moon and blocked nearly all sunlight, it creatied a total eclipse and caused the moon to glow red from small amounts of light passing through our atmosphere. It is special because (1) it is significantly unique (it will only happen once more on this year's trip around the sun.
(2) It is a spectacular site for our eyes to behold.
(3) it enables me to contemplate what an amazingly complexed universe we are a small part of...
(4) It has happened during Pass Over and during the Christian Tridium and is considered to be a significant sign from God by some...
It's not a coincidence, nor is it a "sign from God" that this lunar eclipse coincided with Passover and the Easter weekend. The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, and Passover is a holiday that always falls on a full moon.
by Beth Perry 4 years ago
Who is planning to watch the blood moon lunar eclipse tonight?I'm going to try and watch it -3AM EST- but we have a very cloudy sky tonight, so not sure if the view will be much. Anyone else going to try and see it?
by sobhy 7 years ago
The Earth casts a long shadow behind the side facing the sun. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon enters the Earth's shadow. This shadow has two parts: the known completely in the shadow of the umbra and the partial shadow called the penumbra.When the moon is completely immersed in the umbra, a...
by Stacie L 7 years ago
Amazing spectacle: Total lunar eclipse Monday nightYou may be able to see it from your backyard, if weather is favorableImage: Eclipse chartStarry Night SoftwareSeen from Central Park in New York at 4:30 a.m., the eclipse is nearly over, but the moon stands high, flanked by Orion on the left and...
by sunforged 7 years ago
Full lunar eclipse tonight.."You have two options: Stay up Late or Get up Early!It's been over thirty months since the continental United States in it's entirety has been able to view a total lunar eclipse. Keep your eyes on the sky next Tuesday morning, December 21st. The moon will hit a...
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by DarkSinistar 7 years ago
Does the lunar eclipse combined with the Winter Solstice have any significance for your religion?Just wondering which religions place importance on these events and whether they are simply a call for celebration or if these events are actually considered to have some sort of power or something that...
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