Upcoming Super Blue Blood Moon’s Relation To Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes
Here is the scientific explanation for the upcoming super blue blood moon’s relation to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
On January 31, 2018 (Wednesday), the whole world was set to experience a rare super blue blood moon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
A super blue blood moon is the combination of a blue moon, blood moon, and a supermoon, which is a rare appearance of three lunar phenomena at the same time.
Supermoon – is the closest distance of the Moon to Earth, wherein people could see a larger size of the moon that its usual size.
Blue Moon – is the second appearance of full moon within a month, which only happens every two to three years
Blood Moon – it usually occurs during a total lunar eclipse, wherein the color of the moon turns to red or copper color.
This phenomenal event is quite relevant to the Pacific Ring of Fire including the Mayon Volcano because eclipses have always been associated with natural disasters.
In Science, sun and moon have a gravitational pull, which usually manifests in the form of tides.
During a blood moon, the planet is being under pressure from sun and moon creating a shift in tectonic plates resulting to earthquakes and volcano eruptions.
The supermoon could intensify that pressure because of the stronger gravitational force.
In 2015, Chile experienced a magnitude 8.3 quake prior the super blue blood moon.
In 2010, Japan was shaken by a magnitude 7.4 earthquake during the same day of the lunar eclipse. The following day, Iran has been struck by a magnitude 6.5 tremor, which took the lives of at least 11 people.
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