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Exploring Ancient Lunar Legends as Largest Supermoon in 68 Years is set to Dazzle Tonight

Monday, November 14, 2016 15:01
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Exploring Ancient Lunar Legends as Largest Supermoon in 68 Years is set to Dazzle Tonight

The moon has been an object of worship, veneration, and intrigue among ancient civilizations for thousands of years. Now, it is set to capture our admiration once again as the largest Supermoon in 68 years will dazzle in tonight’s sky.

Supermoons occur when the moon reaches its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit, making it appear significantly larger and brighter than usual.  This year’s supermoon will make the full lunar disk appear 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than usual, and there will be nothing to match it until 25 November 2034.

End of world theories

The rarity of the Supermoon event has given rise to a number of doomsday theories, among them that the world will be struck by a giant asteroid. 

Apocalypse author Robert Rite has claimed that Israel would be the worst affected country. “In this latest series of Total lunar eclipses, we are seeing four of them in a short span of time – this is referred to as a Tetrad: The fact that these 4 Blood moons are occurring during Jewish Holidays portends something big that will occur surrounding Israel and the Middle East,” he said.

Another doomsday theorist, Texas pastor John Hagee, author of “Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change,” said in a statement via The Blaze that “God is trying to tell us something”.

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