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When and where can I see the ‘Supermoon’ and ‘Blood Moon’?

Just a reminder that the last of the 4 “Blood Moons” is coming up on Sukkot, September 28th. This also happens to be a “Super Blood Moon.

 

Blood moons

 

“The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.” Acts 2:20

“The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.” Joel 2:31

“I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red” Revelation 6:12

 

(FILES)A full Moon rises over the Northern Indian city of Mohali in this November 2, 2009 file photo. A "significant amount" of frozen water has been found on the moon, the US space agency NASA said on November 13, 2009. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tonight, sky watchers across Britain will be able to see the first of three Supermoons this year.

That means the moon will be very full and bright in the sky, because it has come very close to earth.

Tonight’s full moon will be just 222,631 miles from earth – one of the closest approaches of the year.

Much of the south and east of England and Scotland will be covered in cloud tonight, but there will be a chance to glimpse the Supermoon in Wales, the Midlands and the northeast.

When a moon is close to the earth, it is known as a lunar perigee, which can lead to high tides, and greater variations between the tides.

The next Supermoons will take place on 28 September and 27 October – though the next one will be a particularly impressive.

In September there will be a total eclipse of the moon, visible in the early morning of 28 September in Europe.

This takes place when the moon passes through the earth’s shadow – this is will be a ‘blood Supermoon’, when the moon appears red or copper as light is refracted across the surface.

Some have said that a ‘Blood Moon’ is the sign of an impending apocalypse, bringing strange tidal activity, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

Source: Telegraph

 

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