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Supermoon eclipse should delight sky watchers, disappoint doomsayers

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 CSB    2,170

Supermoon eclipse should delight sky watchers, disappoint doomsayers

Sunday 9/27/2015 night's eclipse completes a tetrad of lunar eclipses

By Aleksandra Sagan, CBC News Posted: Sep 25, 2015


A blood-red moon will dominate the sky Sunday 9/27/2015 night, delighting some sky watchers while leaving others in fear that the apocalypse is nigh.

The lunar eclipse and supermoon will happen simultaneously, an event the world hasn't seen in more than three decades. The last one was in 1982, according to NASA. 

Earthlings who miss Sunday night's celestial show will have to wait about 18 years for their chance to catch another supermoon eclipse, which NASA calculates will return in 2033.

"That's rare because it's something an entire generation may not have seen," says NASA's Noah Pedro in a statement about the event.


Some Christian pastors have dubbed this particular sequence the "four blood moons" — perhaps due to the reddish tone of a moon during a total lunar eclipse.

They say it is a biblical prophecy heralding a big event.

John Hagee, a pastor for his self-named ministry, wrote a book called Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change. He points to several Bible passages that indicate events similar to a tetrad will lead to the second coming of Christ.

These pastors' prophecies have given wave to a blood moon apocalypse belief system, where some predict the end of the world will come after the total supermoon eclipse on Sunday.

Astronomers aren't buying into any greater significance of the tetrad, supermoon and total lunar eclipse than geometric alignment.

"The only thing that will happen on Earth during an eclipse is that people will wake up the next morning with neck pain because they spent the night looking up," said NASA's Petro.


 No DOOM !

What do you guys think ?

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And of course, though we've had clear skies the last several nights, they're calling for clouds Sun. night, and the chemtrails have returned to our area. 

As for doom, I don't buy into the blood moon theory.

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This moon is just the starting gate. Nothing happens fast and furious until the last act. We're not there yet, so no need to worries. It's just God's way of saying "This Jubilee is no joke. Take advantage, because from here on out, I'mma treat ya like a teen, not a child."

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 garlic    2,639

Supermoon plus eclipse equals rare sky show Sunday night

Sep. 26, 2015 3:49 PM EDT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Get ready for a rare double feature, starring our very own moon.

A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a so-called supermoon Sunday night or early Monday, depending where you are. That combination hasn't been seen since 1982 and won't happen again until 2033.


The full eclipse of the moon will last more than an hour and be visible, weather permitting, from North and South America, Europe, Africa and western Asia. Showtime on the U.S. East Coast is 10:11 p.m. EDT (0211 GMT); that's when the moon, Earth and sun will be lined up, with Earth's shadow totally obscuring the moon.

In Europe, the action will unfold before dawn Monday. No matter where, the preshow will begin two hours earlier.

There won't be another total lunar eclipse until 2018.

This eclipse marks the end of a tetrad, or series of four total lunar eclipses set six months apart. This series began in April 2014.

The 21st century will see eight of these tetrads, an uncommonly good run. From 1600 to 1900, there were none.

Observatories are marking the celestial event with public telescope viewing, although magnifying devices won't be necessary; the eclipse will be easily visible with the naked eye. Astronomers are urging stargazers to simply look to the east.


NASA will provide a live video feed of the entire eclipse — an option in case clouds obscure your own view.


NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/








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