Sunday, March 4, 2007
Last Night's Eclipse
Last night's eclipse seen against one of the birds on top of the Liverbuilding in Liverpool.
Moon turns red over Britain, By Matthew Moore and PA, 11:09am GMT 04/03/2007
Thousands of people enjoyed the most spectacular lunar eclipse in more than a decade last night, thanks to clear skies across most of the country. The first total eclipse of the moon in three years was visible across swathes of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as a showery day gave way to a crisp night.
The surface of the full Moon first went dark before turning a coppery red, to the delight of the many people who went outside to watch the display. The Moon started to become obscured from 8.18pm, and the phenomena was at its peak between 10.44pm and 11.48pm.
"Large tracts of England and Wales had no cloud at all by the time it started. Conditions were perfect for a lunar eclipse," said a spokesman for MeteoGroup UK.
The phenomenon occurred because the Earth passed directly between the Moon and the Sun. Light scattering through the Earth's atmosphere was reduced to predominantly-red wavelengths, which reflect off the lunar surface. In ancient times a "blood Moon" was viewed with dread and seen as an omen of disaster or great change.
This year's lunar eclipse could be seen most clearly from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The event was regarded by astronomers as one of the most memorable in more than 15 years.
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Revelation 6:12: "I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red," Hat Tip BabbaZee @ LGF (sorry no website/blog)