On 27th of July, we will witness a Mars about 10 times brighter than usual. Not only that, but it looks like actually both Mars and the moon will appear red in the sky at the end of this month, on the same day. We will be able to experience a total lunar eclipse that will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes, the longest of its kind for this century.
This astronomical phenomenon will be best observed in southern Asia, Middle East and Africa. The moon will stay in our planet’s shadow for approximately 4 hours in total. The eclipse can be seen between 3:30 p.m. and 5:13 p.m. EDT, and it looks like the time of the greatest eclipse will be 4:21 p.m. EDT.
Should we expect the end?
This news about the Blood Moon happening at the end of July captured the attention of some Christians. In their opinion, this could be a direct sign from God, as the red moon is predicted by the Bible in the book of Joel 2:31 and in the book of Revelations 6:12. Based on all the scriptures, the moon becoming blood red is definitely a sign from the heavens that the end of the world might be close. The fact that some people still believe in this may come as a surprise for some of you, since obviously, numerous blood moons passed after the time when the prophecies were written and we are still here. However, certain believers are quite fascinated by such predictions.
So it looks like a few preachers are truly convinced that these Blood Moon eclipses are an indication that the end is near. Many people seem to think that this will happen very soon. For now, we will just have to wait and see what happens.
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