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The show in the sky, which last April featured the red moon, this time will be less spectacular. Tomorrow will be the second eclipse of a tetrad of "blood moons", a phenomenon that will repeat itself every six months and will end in September 2015.
The experts from the Planetarium of the City of Buenos Aires explained that, unlike the first red moon, which was a spectacle in the Buenos Aires sky, tomorrow's can only be seen at dawn just at its beginning on the country's west coast from Jujuy to Mendoza. The third, on April 8, 2015, will not be visible either. To observe it in all its splendor, we will have to wait until September 28, 2015.
This "Red Moon" can be seen in its entirety on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.
This phenomenon has been surrounded throughout history by many superstitions and references to apocalyptic prophecies about natural disasters of great magnitude.
In the Bible
There are three places in which the Bible alludes to our natural satellite associating it with the color red. The first of these is in the prophet Joel, when he recounts the cosmic commotion that will take place on the Lord's day: 'The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great day of the Lord arrives' (Acts 2 :twenty). In the second he says "The sun will be darkened, the moon will not shine, the stars will fall from the sky, and the forces of the heavens will be shaken" (Matthew 24:29). And the third figure in the book of Revelation, when When the sixth seal is opened, it reads "the sun turned black like a horsehair, and the moon all like blood" (Ap 6,12).
Beyond this, those who defend the prophetic fulfillment character of this eclipse quote Jesus himself, when he speaks of signs in the sun, the moon and the stars, or affirms that at the moment of the end the moon will stop giving its radiance (Mt 24,29; Mk 13,24; Lk 21,25).
This, coupled with the fact that on previous occasions of the lunar eclipse the coincidence occurred with important events for the Hebrew people, makes some media preachers predict "a great event that will change history."
Scientifically, the strange thing about this eclipse is that the Moon does not disappear from view, but rather is dyed red, because the Earth's atmosphere filters sunlight and lets only red, which is projected onto the Moon, pass through.
NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak assured that in the 21st century there will be nine groups of tetrads, which would give the idea that it is an event that occurs frequently, but that has not always been the case. "During the 300-year interval from 1600 to 1900, for example, there were no tetrads," he said.