The blood-red color of the moon throughout an overall lunar eclipse might be tough to discuss without a standard understanding of orbital mechanics, however flat-Earth conspiracy theorists have actually developed a method to prevent clinical truths and build an innovative description of the phenomenon.
Throughout the Super Blood Wolf Moon this weekend (Jan. 20-21), skywatchers in much of the Western Hemisphere saw the moon pass straight through Earth’s shadow. Our natural satellite appears red throughout lunar eclipses for the very same factor that sunrises and sundowns appear that shade here in the world: since sunshine is spread as it travels through the environment.
According to flat-Earth conspiracy theorists, this huge phenomenon– called an overall lunar eclipse– was in fact an uncommon chance to see a mystical “shadow item” that orbits the sun and sometimes passes in front of the moon from our perspective here, on a supposedly pizza-shaped Earth. [Amazing Photos of the Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019!]
Although flat-Earthers think our world is flat as a pancake, they remarkably appear to have actually pertained to the agreement that the sun and moon are round things. Nevertheless, these theorists presume that both the sun and the moon orbit Earth’s north pole, hovering straight above the pancake and never ever circulating to the opposite. If that held true, nevertheless, lunar eclipses as we understand them might not take place, since the moon needs to be on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun for such an occasion to take place. So, flat-Earthers produced a brand-new description for the shadow seen on the moon throughout an eclipse.
In a post on The Flat Earth Wiki, a site run by The Flat Earth Society, the conspiracy theorists provide no description of the so-called “shadow item”– no information about its size, shape, structure or origin. However the authors declare that this mystical, shadowy figure triggers all lunar eclipses. Oh, and it’s completely undetectable when it’s not in front of the moon.