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A blood moon is coming! Here's what you need to know

28 July 2018

That's because the moon has no atmosphere. It could have even had organic material. Then, it will stay dark longer than it will during any other eclipse that will happen in the 21st century.

The result of this effect is the spectacular Blood Moon lunar eclipse.

This was common in the early solar system, when giant impacts and the transfer of meteorites between planets occurred, according to the study. So most months we have a full moon without an eclipse. Both suggest that shortly after the Moon was formed from debris some 4 billion years ago, conditions on its surface were able to support not extremely complex, but simple lifeforms. Unlike solar eclipse that can only be seen on the limited territory.

"What makes the upcoming one special is that it occurs at nearly the same time as the year's second-most-distant lunar apogee (the monthly moment when the moon is most distant from Earth) and the moon passes almost smack through the center of Earth's shadow", astronomer Geoff Chester of the Naval Observatory said.

But what would life have looked like if it existed on the moon, and how did it originate? "It's very hard to capture one", Steel said.

To understand why, a bit of lunar history is needed. From the moon's vantage point, the Earth would appear to be surrounded by a 25,000-mile-around ring of fire.

The matter could be settled with a future exploration mission to the moon, aiming to retrieve soil samples from deposits dating back to the two periods in order to analyze their water content and see if they hold the building blocks of life, note Schulze-Makuch and Crawford.

Those gases could have been enough to create an atmosphere.

Conditions are expected to be mainly fine in the east of New Zealand. 5 and 3. 8 billion years old provide the earliest evidence for life on Earth.

Be very afraid - a "blood moon" is coming, accompanied by Mars, the God of War, shining more fiercely than it has for years. We still don't know how organic material first appeared on our home planet. Scientists in Antarctica should also have a great view.

Fossilized cyanobacteria that are between 3.

A group of astrobiologists from the University of Washington announced the probable existence of life on the moon. So those meteorites could have brought microorganisms with them, which might have survived the crash if slowed down by an atmosphere.

So why would the moon appear blood-red during the eclipse?

The megnatic field would have saved any lifeforms who lived on the Moon from deadly solar winds. The instrument found several dozens of small craters with ice.

Hence a black shadow will be seen taking a bite out of the moon.

Today, the Moon is about as inhospitable to life as it gets. "There could have actually been microbes thriving in water pools on the Moon until the surface became dry and dead", Schulze-Makuch said.

A blood moon is coming! Here's what you need to know