Tuesday, January 30, 2018

January's Grand Finale: Super Blue Blood Moon & Lunar Eclipse

"The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
the world and all that is in it, You have founded them."
Psalm 89:11

Weather pending, early risers on the East Coast 
tomorrow morning, the last day of January,
 may catch a glimpse of the moon
during the full lunar eclipse. The last time a
"Super Blue Blood Moon" appeared in the night sky
 was one hundred-and-fifty-two years ago, 
in the year 1866.

 Super Blue Blood Moon

This first month of the new year has already seen one full cycle of the moon.
Wednesday the moon will be full once again, and because lovely Luna
 will be nearer to the earth, she will appear a lot larger than average,
thus she'll be a super blue moon sailing across the heavens.

A Blood Moon occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth and
into its umbra.  This can only occur when the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth
are completely aligned with the Earth passing through the center between 
the Moon and the Sun.  This celestial alignment will give the full moon
a reddish cast, and will be visible for much of planet Earth,
with sky watchers in the western half of the United States, Asia, and Australia
receiving the grandest viewing of the celestial glory of Elohim.

At this moment in my area on the East Coast of the United States,
we are having a snowstorm!  I have heard that the full moon generally
effects the ocean tides as well as the weather, so, as far as any eclipse
viewing goes, I guess I will have to wait and see what happens!

Personally, while I love looking at the full moon and watching
a lunar eclipse, I would rather have lots of snow!

"Howdy Neighbor"
A painting by Richard DeWolfe

"Let It Snow"
Dean Martin

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