No, the world is not going to end on July 27th. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Peter Gaylard
Next month's spectacular blood moon will not bring about the end of days, despite the usual doom-mongering.
The striking astronomical phenomenon, which occurs when the Moon is in full eclipse, has been at the center of doomsday prophecies and end-of-the-world scenario predictions for years.
The blood moon that will occur on July 27th is set to last two hours - the longest of any blood moon this century - prompting the usual spate of warnings from would-be doomsayers.
Much of this stems from passages in the Bible, such as the Book of Joel which states "The sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes."
On a similar vein, a passage from the Book of Revelations reads "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood."
As always however, scientists and astronomers have debunked these claims as baseless myth.
Suffice to say, there is nothing at all to worry about when the blood moon occurs next month.
Just make sure, if you get the chance, to head outside and check it out for yourself.
Source: Scottish Daily Record | Comments (29)