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Posted on 05/15/2003 4:17:17 AM PDT by BushCountry
Tonight's Forecast: Red Moon By KURT LOFT firstname.lastname@example.org Published: May 15, 2003
TAMPA - A dramatic cosmic dance unfolds tonight when the Earth's shadow passes over the moon in the first total lunar eclipse of the millennium.
Beginning just after 9 p.m., the full moon will begin disappearing as a disk of darkness moves across its face. But as sunlight filters through the prism of Earth's atmosphere, the moon will begin taking on an eerie crimson glow.
``Because of the pollution in our atmosphere, it's likely the moon will turn a deep red,'' Tampa astronomer Joseph Carr said. ``This is what scared the pants off of people in ancient times.''
Red moons during a lunar eclipse are legend. Water vapor, pollen and lingering volcanic gases scatter and absorb the sun's blue spectral light as its red and yellow light passes through and strikes the moon. Today, industrial pollution enhances the effect, lending more color to the powder-white lunar surface.
For observers across the United States, the eclipse will be visible from start to finish. The action begins when the moon enters the outer portion of Earth's shadow, known as the penumbra, and then slowly moves into the darker umbra on its way to a total eclipse.
The best part is it happens slowly in the southeastern sky and can be enjoyed with the naked eye or binoculars.
``What's spectacular is it takes more than an hour for the Earth's shadow to cover the moon completely,'' Carr said. ``Just find a comfortable spot, put on your bug spray and watch the show.''
At least two Bay area science centers will offer eclipse parties with telescopes and astronomers on staff.
Read: Matthew chapter 24 special attention to verse 29.
Also Revelation 6:12d, NIV Study Bible.
The L-rd Himself told us that there would be strange happenings in the Sky/Heavens.
Note to all those who are not prepared...Get Ready...
Yeshua/Jesus The Messiah is on His way!
HE is the Only One who can straighten out the mess this World is in.
HE will sit on His Holy Throne in Jerusalem and HE will rule and reign from The City which bears His Holy NAME!
Baruch HaShem, Amen & Amen.
They had substantial amounts of pollution back then?
American Pants = British Trousers
American Undergarments/Underwear = British Pants
I don't wear pants now, if that helps.
I did not see any Fruit Of The Loom, BVD or Hanes mens underpants in the Israel Museum.
I did, however, see what appeared to be cotton gauze/linen type of mens underpants.
I am an American, and live here in the USA.
I've been very Blessed of The Lord - The Holy One of Israel to have traveled to the Holy Land usually staying for several weeks...I always come Home to the USA.
Well, how can that be, when everyone knows there was no pollution before the Industrial Age?