This is a most informative and excellent read. Hikers tend to be in areas away from ambient light pollution where the cosmos is more vivid, and certainly more interesting than in urban areas.
Joel 2:31: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes.”
That is an ominous sounding excerpt from the bible. Does it have anything to do with the coming lunar eclipse early in the morning of April 15, 2014? The Moon will probably appear red during the totality part of the eclipse. That is about the only thing. Don’t worry about an impending apocalypse. So, why is this lunar eclipse drawing special attention?
What is a Lunar Eclipse?
These occur when the full Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. It happens on average a couple of times a year. Earth is positioned between the Sun and the Moon. This brief 2 minute video from the folks at the Goddard Space Flight Center will illustrate the mechanics of a lunar eclipse.
As you may…
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