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Are California, Oklahoma and Alaska earthquakes and Blood Moon connected?

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 January 2019, 07:54 PM
Are California, Oklahoma and Alaska earthquakes and Blood Moon connected? (Representational Image)
Are California, Oklahoma and Alaska earthquakes and Blood Moon connected? (Representational Image)

The year’s first lunar eclipse which occurred on January 21 and on the same day the Super Blood Wold Moon also appeared in the night sky. Ahead of this Blood Moon, many people anticipated serious mayhem on the occurrence of the event. Consequently, on January 21, six earthquakes occurred in US, where on earthquake was measured at a magnitude of 4.7. Four out of six earthquakes have hit Alaska, one hit Oklahoma and the remaining one in California. Now, few people are connecting these events with Blood Moon and claiming that these earthquakes have occurred due to this astronomical event.

The magnitude of four earthquakes which hit Alaska on January are measured at 4.7, 3.0, 2.5 and 2.7 richter scales. These earthquakes firstly took place on January 20 at 7:59 pm and 11:33 pm and January 21 at 4:59 am and 8:33 am.

The quake which hit Oklahoma was measured at a richter scale of 3.6, somewhere around southeast of Helena while California’s earthquake was measured at 3.3 richter scale, somewhere around 5 km of east-southeast of Chester.

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A super blood wolf moon is an eclipse occurs when the moon travels through Earth’s shadow, and the sun, moon and Earth line up perfectly. The super blood wolf moon is a lunar eclipse that will last 62 minutes in totality. The term ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ refers to Total Lunar Eclipse during which the takes on a reddish glow from refracted light as the heavenly bodies move into position - hence the name "blood moon". The more particulate or pollution in the atmosphere, the redder the moon appears. It can also appear black, grey, or brown. According to NASA, the colour depends on the amount of dust and clouds in the atmosphere.

A wolf moon is a term given to the January full moon each year. The name was traditionally used by Native Americans, according to the Independent. The Old Farmer’s Almanac said: “In Native American and early Colonial times, the full moon for January was called the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages.”

First Published: Thursday, January 24, 2019 07:54 PM
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