You know… if you believe in that kind of thing.
Set to happen in the early hours of Saturday morning, July 28, the sun, Earth and moon will be in perfect alignment, resulting in a Blood Moon.
However, there’s a couple of other elements at play that are said to make this full moon special.
– Doomsayers think it’s a sign of the apocalypse. Oh dear.
– Mars will be in the same position as the moon which will (apparently) wreak havoc on our emotions.
– It’s a Blood Moon.
And if all these terms sound like nonsensical mush, then please let us explain.
What is the significance of this lunar eclipse?
On average, lunar eclipses happen from one to four times a year, but it’s rare for them to happen in July. This particular lunar eclipse is also expected to be the longest eclipse of the 21st century, coming in at one hour and 43 minutes.
For the avid sky watcher, five planets – Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury will also be visible in the night sky.
And then you have the doomsayers. Yep.
Certain *ahem* well-rounded individuals have dubbed this astronomical movement to be part of a greater apocalyptic prophecy. Giver of Youtube sermons, Indiana Pastor Paul Begley said God told him this Blood Moon could signify the end of the world.
“Everything I’m saying is the truth, the facts, and it is a fact that Joel Chapter 2 says the sun will be darkened and the moon shall turn into blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord shall come,” he said.
“It is a fact the scripture says in Acts 2 that the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall turn to blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.”
Will the total lunar eclipse affect my mood?
It very well could and this is where Mars comes in.