People All Over America Are Freaking Out About This ‘Super Blood Moon’

By on September 28, 2015

On Sunday night, we are going to see something take place that only happens four or five times a century.  A lunar eclipse is going to occur while the moon is making its closest approach to our planet.  When this happens, the moon will temporarily appear to be red as sunrises and sunsets all over the world are reflected off the surface of the moon.  This blood red “supermoon” has created apocalyptic fears all over the globe, and many people have stocked up on enormous amounts of food and supplies in anticipation of this event.  This particular blood moon is the fourth in a series of blood moons that have fallen on Biblical festival days in 2014 and 2015, and this one will be clearly visible from the city of Jerusalem.  Personally, I do not know if anything will or will not happen tonight or tomorrow.  I want to make that very clear.

What we do know is that there has not been a “super blood moon” since 1982, and there will not be another one until 2033.  The following is what the Telegraph says we should expect to see on Sunday night…

Amateur astronomers will be given a rare chance to capture a spectacular celestial event that has not occurred for 30 years tonight- a lunar eclipse with the moon near to its closest point to the Earth.

An awe-inspiring blood-red “supermoon” will cast its eerie light on the Earth early on Monday, creating an atmosphere of wonder and fear across the world.

When the moon is at “perigee”, its shortest distance from the Earth, it is 226,000 miles away and appears 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than when it is at its furthermost point.

The last time this coincided with a lunar eclipse, when the moon is covered by the Earth’s shadow, was in 1982 and the event will not be repeated until 2033.

Like I said, I do not know of any specific event that either will or will not happen over the next couple of days.

But a lot of people out there are freaking out about this “super blood moon” as if the end of the world is coming.  For instance, the Mormon hierarchy has issued a statement in an attempt to calm down some of the apocalyptic speculation that is taking place among their members

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