GETTYBlood Moon 2018 is a sign of the APOCALYPSE claims American pastor
27 June, 2018, 17:32
A lunar eclipse, commonly referred to as a "blood moon", graces the night sky. The second of the year will appear on the intermediary night of July 27-28, as per reports.
The last lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018, which was known as the Super Blue Blood Moon eclipse, lasted 1 hour and 16 minutes.
According to the gazers over at EarthSky, there is a total lunar eclipse coming in July that will be the longest of the 21st century. This also outstrips the Super Blue Blood Moon combination that occurred in January of this year by almost three-quarters of an hour. The longest possible total lunar eclipse is 1 hour and 47 minutes.
The partial eclipse, meanwhile, which comes either side of the main event, will last nearly four hours.
The next total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019, will last 1 hour and 2 minutes. This particular eclipse will last so long because the moon will pass directly into the darkest region of Earth's shadow, known as the umbra, which will also give the moon a reddish "blood moon" sheen.
Christian John Hagee and Mark Blitz explained that this blood moon is part of a series of unique astronomical events which signal what the Bible predicts in Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12. It will turn blood red during the eclipse due to the way light bends around Earth's atmosphere.
This is because the full moon happens to coincide next month with the point at which the moon's orbit is furthest away from the earth, so it will take longer to pass through the earth's shadow.
The total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27-28 and will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes, with 66-minute partial eclipses before and after. This freakish phenomenon is known as "Rayleigh scattering" filters out bands of green and violet light in the atmosphere during an eclipse.
The eclipse will only be visible in the Eastern Hemisphere.
The eclipse won't be visible to viewers in North America, except via webcasts. I can safely say there is absolutely nothing to worry about when a total lunar eclipse occurs.