Supermoon Lunar Eclipse To Become The First Pan-American Total Eclipse In 19 Years
When the Sun, Earth, and Moon line up just properly, the shadow cast by our planet can fall onto the Moon. If the alignment is perfect, the result will be a total lunar eclipse, where the entirety of the Moon enters the darkest part of Earth's shadow. During this time, anyplace on Earth's surface that experiences night will be treated to the spectacular show of a completely red, dim Moon.
Total lunar eclipses are relatively common; we get about one per year, on average. But something special is happening on the night of January 20th/21st: the entirety of the North and South American continents will get to experience the full show of the eclipse. This includes the penumbral, partial, and total stages from everywhere in the Americas. It's the first time this will happen since the year 2000, and the last time it will occur until 2058....
Now where is that guy who posted the comment about why is this news item on this website? His complaint was about the Catholics in Manila going bananas over a wooden cross. I could post a similar comment about this one, though I would agree with the Bible statement 'the heavens declare the Glory of God' though every time I hear a discussion of astronomy on my local radio station's talk shows, it is always voiced by atheists, who seem to think 'the heavens declare there is NO God' Why, just the other day, they were talking about the existence of some other Universe where time runs backwards! Yes, there goes that other Bible verse, 'the fool in his heart declares there is NO God'