As if we didn’t need any more trouble, it turns out that our midterm elections here in the United States are occurring at the same time as a rare and ominous-sounding celestial event.
The coming week will almost certainly be a turbulent one here in America, as our nation heads to the polls for the first time since the fiasco we experienced in 2020. There has already been plenty of friction during the early voting period, on account of the sheer volume of early voters, and this in and of itself could lend itself to confusion and chaos on election day.
Now, to top it all off, the cosmos appear ready to send some wacky vibes our way as well.
An ominous blood moon lunar eclipse will hang in the sky as ballots are set to be tallied for the Nov. 8 general election.
The Election Day eclipse, NASA says, is the last total lunar eclipse the Earth will see for the next three years. A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth, and moon align, causing the moon to be draped in the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow, known as the umbra.
And, as if that wasn’t a frightening enough premonition:
These lunar eclipses are sometimes referred to as “blood moons” due to the reddish hue that is cast onto the moon by refracted sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere. This phenomenon, known as Rayleigh scattering, also gives the Earth its blue skies and rose-colored sunsets.Advertisement - story continues below
“The more dust or clouds in Earth’s atmosphere during the eclipse, the redder the Moon will appear,” NASA says. “It’s as if all the world’s sunrises and sunsets are projected onto the Moon.”
Fingers crossed, y’all. Fingers crossed.