blood moon: Super Moon sparks apocalypse fears

The amazing natural phenomenon will take place on September 28 and stargazers are already getting excited

 

Stargazers across the globe are preparing themselves with excitement over tonight’s space extravaganza.

On Sunday evening through to Monday morning, the skies are set to play host to one of the most rare events in the universe.

First of all there will be a Supermoon – which means the moon will appear bigger in the sky than normal.

The moon will be at its brightest at around 2am on the morning of September 28.

According to Space.com , the moon will enter the Earth’s ‘umbral shadow’ at 1.07 am on September 28, and then “64 minutes later, the moon is entirely within the shadow, and sails on within it for 72 minutes until it begins to find its way out at the lower left edge.”

end of the world?

As for a giant asteroid, a NASA spokesperson said: “NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.

“In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.”

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