This year’s largest “blood moon” on the 26th, the exposure of the best 19 minutes

The biggest blood moon of the year will be celebrated on May 26, when a total lunar eclipse meets a rare spectacle of a “super blood moon” in the sky. Blood moon diagram (pixabay)

This year’s largest “blood moon” (total lunar eclipse), will debut on May 26. Taiwan Meteorological Administration said on the 6th, Taiwan can directly observe this year’s largest total lunar eclipse with the naked eye, of which 19 minutes is the essence of the fragment. However, historical records, “blood moon”, is often an ominous sign.

May 6, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said, May 26, the total lunar eclipse will debut, and coincides with the largest full moon of the year, in the weather permitting, across Taiwan at about 18:30 that night after the moon rises in the east, can see the moon out with eclipse process, the process 19:09 to 28 minutes of the total lunar eclipse phase, will be able to see the dark red large full moon moon surface.

Meteorological Bureau said, the total process of this total lunar eclipse, since 4:46 pm on the 26th, by the “penumbral eclipse began” to open the prologue, 5:45 pm “initial loss”, 7:09 pm “eclipse both The eclipse will begin at 4:46 p.m., and will begin at 5:45 p.m. with “first loss”, 7:09 p.m. with “eclipse both”, 7:19 p.m. with “eclipse very”, 7:28 p.m. with “light”, and 8:53 p.m. with “reunion”.

Finally, the penumbral eclipse will end at 21:51 in the evening, lasting 5 hours and 5 minutes.

A cross-sectional view of the total lunar eclipse on the 26th. (Courtesy of the Central Weather Bureau)

The Bureau of Meteorology reminds that from 21:09 pm to 28:00 pm is the best phase of the total eclipse, counting 19 minutes. As Taiwan’s penumbral eclipse begins and the “first loss” phase has not yet occurred, it is impossible to see these two phases of the eclipse, astronomically known as the moon out with eclipse.

The Meteorological Bureau explained that the lunar eclipse is an astronomical phenomenon in which the moon enters the shadow zone of the earth when it is in orbit, and the original sunlight shining on the moon surface is covered by the earth, making the moon surface unable to reflect sunlight, and there are missing corners or invisible.

During the total eclipse phase, the moon surface is completely hidden in the earth’s shadow, but the moon surface is not completely invisible, but is a dull red-copper color, which is caused by the sunlight passing through the atmosphere around the earth, and some of the red light is refracted by the atmosphere to the moon surface.

The Met Office explained that the lunar eclipse occurred just 9 hours and 24 minutes after the moon passed its perigee, so the moon’s surface will look and feel larger. In addition, the moon is low in the east when the lunar eclipse occurs, so people are advised to choose a location where the eastern horizon is more unobstructed and can be viewed visually.

The major celestial event of 2021 will be the total lunar eclipse of the blood moon on May 26. (Photo/Provided by Taipei City Astronomical Science Education Center)

As early as March, the Indian prodigy Abhigya Anand warned that May 26 would be an unusual day, and that the biggest “blood moon” of the year would occur.

Meteorological offices and astronomers in many countries also said that on May 26 the sky will be staged total lunar eclipse met “super blood moon” rare spectacle. The total lunar eclipse coincides with the moon’s arrival at perigee, and the lunar disk is bigger and brighter than the usual full moon.

A huge, blood-red moon will hang high in the night sky, and its “blood light” will envelop the earth, will it make people feel a touch of terror?

This total lunar eclipse can be seen in Oceania, North America, South America and East Asia, New Zealand can also see the whole process of the total lunar eclipse, and mainland China can also see the moon with eclipse out.

In ancient Chinese literature, the “blood moon” phenomenon is often associated with every major disaster. (pixabay)

Many prophecies in the East and West speak of “blood moons,” most of them foretelling bad omens of great things to come.

In the Bible’s Book of Revelation prophecy, the blood moon foretells the day of God’s final judgment, and also foretells a major event.

In ancient Europe, it was believed that the appearance of the blood moon was the time when vampires and werewolves were on the prowl, signaling the awakening of dark magic, the resurrection of demons, and the plunging of the earth into blood, an omen of calamity.

The Mayans were also convinced that when evil came to earth, it would first devour the moon, and this time the moon would turn red. So the Mayans began to hold special rituals to drive away evil. There are also accounts of blood moons in other parts of the world.

In the German news, it is also written that when the moon is halfway through the eclipse, the moon is missing a piece, which the ancient Chinese called “the dragon swallowing the moon”.

In the book of Exodus, God gave the tenth plague to the Egyptians before leading them out of Egypt, and the messenger of destruction killed the first-born children and livestock at the time of the blood moon. The Israelites believed most in the blood moon.

In her book Four Blood Moons, American author Sarah Pulliam Bailey recorded that Texas Cathedral pastor John Hagee had calculated that each blood moon occurred on a Jewish holiday and foretold a major event for the nation of Israel.

The blood moon occurred in 1948, coinciding with the birth of Israel, and in 1967, Israel won the Six Day War to recapture Jerusalem. Earlier, Columbus discovered the American continent on the same day as the Blood Moon.

In India, the “blood moon” is believed to be a harbinger of disaster, and the appearance of the blood moon is a sign of impending chaos.

In ancient Chinese literature, the “blood moon” phenomenon is often linked to every great disaster. (pixabay)

In ancient Chinese literature, the “blood moon” phenomenon is often associated with every great disaster.

In 498 A.D., the first year of Emperor Ming of the Southern Qi Dynasty, the blood moon appeared and Sima Wang Jing rode in a rebellion! In 1644, the seventeenth year of Chongzhen, the moon was as red as blood, and Li Zicheng’s stragglers invaded the capital, and Emperor Chongzhen hanged himself on the coal mountain. …

On November 9, 2003, a total lunar eclipse occurred and a “blood moon” appeared, soon followed by the outbreak of Sars in Hong Kong.

On April 15, 2014, the fourth “April eclipse in a row” rare celestial spectacle in 500 years appeared, along with the appearance of the “blood moon”, the following day, a shipwreck in South Korea, more than 300 people were killed.

On the night of March 29 this year, many people in Taipei saw a red moon hanging in the night sky. Three days later, a derailment of the Taiwan Railway Taroko train resulted in major deaths and injuries, shocking international public opinion.

The sun rises and the moon sets, the sun shines, the tide rises and falls, life is a life of misfortune and fortune, those legends about the “blood moon” and war are coincidence? Or is it a predestined providence?

Nowadays, there is no escape from the natural and man-made disasters in the world, but many people are convinced that the only way to safely pass through the period of historical disasters and thus enter a new era is to choose to have faith in God and keep goodness.