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Unread 12-21-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
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Red Moon

I saw in the news today that the Moon had turned red for a while. This reminded me of a prophecy in Yoel chapter 3 where it says that the "Moon turning to blood" will precede the coming of the redemption etc.
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4. The sun shall turn to darkness, and the moon to blood, prior to the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

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Unread 12-21-2010, 02:38 PM   #2
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What you read in the news was a lunar eclipse. It has nothing to do with that prophecy because it happens twice per year, although total lunar eclipses are significantly less common (what happened yesterday was a total lunar eclipse. This is why the moon was red).
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Does the Moon usually turn red when there is an eclipse?
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Unread 12-21-2010, 03:47 PM   #4
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Does the Moon usually turn red when there is an eclipse?
You have two types of eclipse: solar and lunar. And you have two sorts of lunar eclipse: a regular lunar eclipse and a total lunar eclipse. A regular takes place twice per year and a total is less frequent.

The moon turns red only on a total lunar eclipse. Because it is less frequent, people generaly don't know much about it.
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Unread 12-21-2010, 03:49 PM   #5
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You have two types of eclipse: solar and lunar. And you have two sorts of lunar eclipse: a regular lunar eclipse and a total lunar eclipse. A regular takes place twice per year and a total is less frequent.

The moon turns red only on a total lunar eclipse. Because it is less frequent, people generaly don't know much about it.
Very interesting, thanks.
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Very interesting, thanks.
You're welcome.
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Does the Moon usually turn red when there is an eclipse?

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This looks that was a very unique event


By Clara Moskowitz
Space.com [IMG]http://msnbcmedia4.********/i/msnbc/Components/Sources/Art/sourceSpaceDotCom2.gif[/IMG]
updated 12/21/2010 11:49:59 AM ET 2010-12-21T16:49:59 A blood-red moon hung in the black sky on the darkest night of the year.
This week's total lunar eclipse was the only one this year and the only one in the last 372 years to coincide with the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, which marks the longest and darkest night of the year



[IMG]http://msnbcmedia2.********/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/101221-red-moon-eclipse-hmed-846a.grid-6x2.jpg[/IMG]
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Unread 12-21-2010, 03:54 PM   #8
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This looks that was a very unique event
Thank you too. I hope that Hashem will send the redemption asap.
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amen!
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Unread 12-21-2010, 04:02 PM   #10
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This looks that was a very unique event

A blood-red moon hung in the black sky on the darkest night of the year.
This week's total lunar eclipse was the only one this year and the only one in the last 372 years to coincide with the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, which marks the longest and darkest night of the year
Yes, this one was very special because, like it is said in the article, it was the only lunar eclipse this year (like I previously said, normaly, there are two lunar eclipses per year), and it was the first total lunar eclipse for so many years (according to the above article, the first in 372 years. I didn't know it was so long).
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Unread 12-21-2010, 04:06 PM   #11
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I saw in the news today that the Moon had turned red for a while. This reminded me of a prophecy in Yoel chapter 3 where it says that the "Moon turning to blood" will precede the coming of the redemption etc.
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http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_...showrashi/true
Maybe that means that one of the signs to indicate the imminent coming of Moshiach will be a total lunar eclipse (not that a total lunar eclipse won't happen until his coming).
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Unread 12-21-2010, 04:09 PM   #12
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this is something unique

I hope that AB's reference is accurate
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Unread 12-21-2010, 04:10 PM   #13
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this is something unique

I hope that AB's reference is accurate
I hope too...
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Unread 12-21-2010, 04:42 PM   #14
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and it was the first total lunar eclipse for so many years (according to the above article, the first in 372 years. I didn't know it was so long).
It did not say that in the above quote. Look again.
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It did not say that in the above quote. Look again.
Correct. It says that it was the only one in the last 372 years to coincide with the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.

But it is still exceptional (eventhough I didn't read correctly. Thanks for the correction)
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Unread 12-23-2010, 07:24 PM   #16
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If you consider something that happens at least once every couple of years "exceptional" - than I agree.
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Unread 12-23-2010, 07:40 PM   #17
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http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...8a270a6be2.151

'But the fact that the eclipse fell on the exact date of the winter solstice is an extremely rare occurrence and it will only happen next in December 21, 2094, according to Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory, quoted by NASA.
The last time it happened was on December 21, 1638.'
it seems to be something unique
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Unread 12-23-2010, 08:52 PM   #18
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To pin it happening on any specific day and specific time is "unique". It has to happen sometime (on a full moon) - the time and day are always "unique".
Big deal.
How often does it happen "punkt" on Dec 22? 17? etc etc
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Unread 12-23-2010, 09:02 PM   #19
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true
but the solstice has an additional uniqness than a different day
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Unread 12-24-2010, 01:44 AM   #20
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In what way? Because it has a "name"?
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Unread 12-24-2010, 11:04 AM   #21
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yup, for the world the solstice is a unique identified day
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Unread 12-24-2010, 01:14 PM   #22
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In the words of the veteran poster quoted here lately: "Whatever".
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If you consider something that happens at least once every couple of years "exceptional" - than I agree.
Sorry but a total lunar eclipse that was the only one in the last 372 years to coincide with the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is really something exceptionnal, the same way Birkas HaChamoh (which happens every 28 years) is a really exceptionnal and rare occurence.
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Unread 12-26-2010, 09:23 AM   #24
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By that calculation, every full lunar eclipse (that can happen up to twice a year...) is a rare occcurence - for the day it happens to occur on. The only difference is - that Dec 21 happens to have another "name" - "winter solstice". Big deal.
"Whatever".
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This eclipse happened to occur on the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice, occurred during a full lunar eclipse--a combination that hasn't happened in 372 years

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/2300-11386_3-10...#ixzz19F9CgSy1
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