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3-In-1: Supermoon, Solar Eclipse And “Staggeringly Close” Asteroid To All Happen On March 8th


It’s a celestial trinity. Been awhile since I posted something in the Cosmic Craziness category, but this cosmic event is making some people crazy …

end-world-649896By Jon Austin, The Daily Express – “CONSPIRACY theorists are stocking up on food supplies amid fears the world could end in just FOUR days when a total eclipse of the sun, super full moon and staggeringly close asteroid pass of earth are set to happen within 24 hours.

On March 8 asteroid TX 68, a 30-metre long lump of space rock, is due to whistle past Earth as close as 19,000 miles away.

But doom mongers are not convinced it will miss us amid fears we won’t be able to see it because it will be obscured by the sun.

The looming event has sent online doomsday predictors into a frenzy, particularly as NASA admits it is uncertain of the orbital path and has given estimates as close as 19,000 miles away to as far as 11 million miles.

The US space agency has also changed the DAY of the pass with the initial date being given as TOMORROW, March 5.

Now NASA says it will be on Tuesday, March 8.

The uncertainty over the pass coupled with the fact some online doom mongers were predicting an asteroid would smash into earth in March 2016 several months ago, has fuelled the latest fears.

Some self-styled internet prophets released videos several months ago warning an asteroid, or even a mythological rogue planet called Nibiru or Planet X, would strike Earth in March 2016, and could spell the end of the word.

Express.co.uk found several YouTube videos released six months or more ago, before there was any widespread talk of asteroid TX68’s cosmic close shave.

It must be noted though, that videos also appear to exist for a number of other months and appear to be update when one date comes and goes without incident.

But if all this was not enough to pedal a doomsday prophecy, the conspiracists have been given more on a plate.

March 8 will also see a total solar eclipse in some parts of the globe, and a massive super full moon – the first of 2016.” Read more.

Categories: Cosmic Craziness
  1. Louise Brislane
    03/04/2016 at 8:17 PM

    We just had a full moon on the 23rd February and will have a new moon on the 8th March with the next full moon due on 23rd March, so somebody has got their wires crossed. It isn’t until April that we may see a super moon. So calm down everyone. Haven’t you been watching the moon and stars? I do, each night I look out my eastern window and enjoy the beauty of God’s heavens at night. At the present moment Jupiter is rising in the night sky. The moon rises in the early hours and is a half moon at present.

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    • ICA
      03/05/2016 at 12:55 AM

      http://earthsky.org/?p=230175

      From EarthSky: “The moon turns new on March 8 or 9, 2016, depending on your time zone. The new moon happens one day before the moon reaches lunar perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth in its orbit. Thus this new moon counts as a supermoon. It won’t be visible in our sky, but it’ll line up with the sun to create a larger-than-average effect on Earth’s oceans. Plus this new supermoon swings right in front of the sun, so if you’re at the right place on Earth, you might be able to view the new moon silhouette in front of the sun …”

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