Friday’s Blood Moon on the 27th July is anticipated as a major trigger for global events.
This Friday the moon will be transforming into a bizarre red color signaling the longest lunar eclipse this century and lasting nearly two hours.
But what is the significance of the event? Well, this particular blood moon will coincide with the close passing of Mars, which many Christian astrology experts claim will trigger several ‘biblical events,‘ including the rapture.
Blue moons and lunar eclipses come and go, but the arrival of this Friday’s Blood Moon on the 27th July is highly anticipated by many as being a major trigger for global events.
Many esoteric astrologers argue that the Blood Moon was foretold by the Book of Revelations which mentions great earthquakes, the sun turning black and the moon “becoming as blood”
“Mark Blitz and John Hagee spoke of the 2014-2015 lunar tetrad as representing a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.“
As described in Joel 2:31: ‘The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood before the great and dreadful day of the LORD comes.’
There is also some science behind the Blood Moon too:
According to the DM: When the white light from the Sun hits the Earth’s atmosphere the blue colors in the white are scattered, meaning only the red colors will hit the moon giving it an eerie tint.
The lunar event will last for 103 minutes — four minutes short of the longest possible duration an eclipse could last.
The UK falls slightly outside of the ideal viewing range, meaning people will see the full eclipse for only 84 minutes of the total time.
This is due to the moon being below the horizon in Britain when the eclipse begins.
Swathes of eastern Africa, the Middle East, and central Asia are in the perfect spot for the eclipse, meaning they will be able to see it in its entirety – provided the weather is good.
The longest blood moon of the century will occur at the end of this week. In Britain it is due after sunset on Friday and the sky is forecast to be clear in most areas. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Fb2Ox4Y5UN
— Brian Smith (@TheRealBrianSmi) July 23, 2018
The total eclipse will begin at around 8.30pm in the UK on July 27 and finish at 10.13pm. From then until around half past 12 there will be a partial eclipse.
Stargazers can expect to see the blood moon from around 8.50pm.
To get the best view of the eclipse, make sure you are in an area with low-light pollution.
For example, high vantage points in a built-up area, or ideally, a trip to the countryside should provide the best view.
As for Mars – it is merely a coincidence that it is close at the same time because it is in “opposition”.
In astronomy, planetary opposition occurs when two heavenly bodies align on opposite sides of the celestial sphere, typically as seen from Earth.
The opposition is usually also marked by a planet being at its closest orbital point to Earth.