Mars to Give Earthlings an Eyeful — Don’t Miss the Show!

“If you miss this event, you can witness the next “opposition of Mars” in 26 months.”

More red stuff:

What is a Blood Moon?

What is a Blood Moon?

Full lunar eclipse could bring ‘Blood Moon’ next week

“It is the first of three eclipses that will be visible here in 2014. Another full lunar eclipse will occur Oct. 8, and the beginning of a partial solar eclipse can be seen from here on Oct. 23.”

Pastor Hagee: Blood moons point to ‘world-shaking event’

“The first of the four blood moons will come on April 15 this year, during Passover. The second will be on October 8, at the time of the Feast of the Tabernacles,” Hagee said, according to the Daily Express in London. “On April 4, 2015, during Passover, we will have another blood moon. Then finally, on September 28, during next year’s Feast of the Tabernacles, the fourth blood and final moon will dawn.”

Hagee said to “have them fall on these exact dates is something that has to be beyond coincidental,” according to the Daily Express.

 

Hmm…maybe it was planned based on the lunar cycle, or something. I’m no theologian, astronomer, historian, palm reader, bone thrower, or astrologist.

NASA: Blood moon ‘tetrad’ a stroke of luck

Betelgeuse will explode someday            In fact, it may have already happened.

WGNO

(CNN) — If Mars has any exhibitionist tendencies, this should be a good month — one packed with star power — for the red planet.

On Tuesday night, Mars, Earth and the sun were positioned along a nearly straight line, called the date of opposition because Mars and the sun are on opposite sides of the sky, according to NASA.

If the orbits of Mars and Earth were perfectly circular, April 8 would also have been when the two planets were nearest each other. But because they’re slightly egg-shaped, the date of closest approach does not occur until Monday.

That night, the two planets will be a mere 57 million miles (92 million kilometers) apart. Also on tap for the celestial show is a total lunar eclipse, when the moon will turn as red as Mars itself.

“Mars rises in the east at sunset and soars almost overhead at midnight…

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