By now you know there will be a total eclipse of the moon tomorrow, 27 September. You can stand outside and watch it yourself, weather permitting, but if you do you may be vulnerable to ghosts, vampires, and zombies. It’s safer to stay inside your home, under the bed, with your doors locked and all the windows covered.
One safe way to watch is offered by Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He’s famed for his creationist ministry, Answers in Genesis (AIG), and for the mind-boggling Creation Museum.
Ol’ Hambo has just posted this at his blog: Watch the Lunar Eclipse from the Creation Museum. He says:
It’s your last opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse from North America until 2018. [The 2018 lunar eclipse won’t be a supermoon eclipse, however.] And we want to invite you to watch the whole thing with us at the Creation Museum! On September 27, around 9:07 PM, we’ll see the moon start to slip into the moon’s shadow and it will be completely hidden a few hours later.
Hambo provides a link with more information, which informs us:
Tickets are only $9.95 per person for ages 13 and up. Budding astronomers ages 5 to 12 can attend for only $5.95. Children under 5 are free. (Ticket prices do not include tax). Reserve your tickets now for this extraordinary event.
Hambo’s blog post continues:
This is an opportunity for the whole family to learn from AiG’s astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner about God’s creation in outer space, particularly the moon, from a biblical perspective. In a recent Answers magazine article, Dr. Faulkner wrote about how ever since Adam, people have been marveling at the moon in the night sky:
Then we’re given a quote from Faulkner’s article:
Why did God make a unique moon? Since the first night Adam stared up at the starry heavens, he must have marveled how the “lesser light” illuminated his otherwise dark nights. In recent times, astronomers have discovered other benefits of the moon, which helps to regulate living conditions on the earth. As far as we know, no other planet in the universe has such a perfectly matched satellite.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? But if you can’t make it to Kentucky, all is not lost. According to this NASA article, NASA TV to Provide Live Feed of Sunday’s Supermoon Eclipse, you can watch the thing at their website. They tell us:
For the first time in more than 30 years, you can witness a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse. Late on Sept. 27, 2015, in the U.S. and much of the world, a total lunar eclipse will mask the moon’s larger-than-life face. Watch NASA’s live stream from 8:00 p.m. until at least 11:30 p.m. EDT broadcast from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with a live feed from the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, Calif. Mitzi Adams, a NASA solar physicist at Marshall will discuss the eclipse and answer questions from Twitter.
They provide a link to NASA’s live-stream video from Marshall Space Flight Center , but it isn’t active yet. They also tell us:
Sunday’s supermoon eclipse will last 1 hour and 11 minutes, and will be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific. Weather permitting, you can see the supermoon after nightfall, and the eclipse will cast it into shadow beginning at 8:11 p.m. EDT. The total eclipse starts at 10:11 p.m. EDT, peaking at 10:47 p.m. EDT. … If you miss this event, you’ll have to wait a while — the next supermoon eclipse won’t occur until 2033.
For the spiritual significance of a supermoon eclipse, don’t forget the End of the World predictions we’ve been telling you about. On the occasion of the last one we wrote: The End of the World Is Upon Us. So it may be that The End Is Nigh! If the world ends this weekend, we’ll probably meet again in the Lake of Fire.
Your Curmudgeon bids you all farewell, and closes with this:
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