Is the Upcoming July Blood Moon a Sign of the End Times?

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Just as so many other things in this life, it's possible that this headline will be accurate: "Blood moon "to bring end of the world" as stargazers enjoy longest lunar eclipse 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 longest that a lunar eclipse could ever occur is one hour and 47 minutes.

The total lunar eclipse, which will last one hour and 43 minutes, is being touted as the longest of this century. This rare astronomical spectacle will be almost 40 minutes longer than the January 31 Super Blue Blood Moon.

The partial eclipse, meanwhile, which comes either side of the main event, will last nearly four hours. It happens because, when the sunlight enters Earth's atmosphere which is blocking, the light gets refracted in such a way that the green to violet wavelengths on the visible spectrum scatter more strongly than the red, thus giving the moon a reddish cast.

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"Sometimes called an apogean full moon, or micro-moon or mini-moon, this smaller and slower-moving full moon takes more time to cross the Earth's shadow than does a full moon that's closer to Earth and moving faster in orbit", McClure said. This freaky phenomenon is known as "Rayleigh scattering" filters out bands of green and violet light in the atmosphere during an eclipse.

The full moon gets its name from coinciding with the start of the strawberry picking season on the North American east coast.

Those living in Europe and Africa will be able to see the eclipse during the evening while people in Asia and Australia can see it in the early hours of the morning. I can safely say there is absolutely nothing to worry about when a total lunar eclipse occurs.

The eclipse will be visible from the Eastern hemisphere in particular-that's the half of the planet home to Asia, Australia, New Zealand and much of Europe and Africa.

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