Total eclipse of the heart

And there it was – the “blood moon,” looking more orange to the naked eye than the deep red in the many photographs we’ve seen on social media since.

August 10, 2018 15:52
2 minute read.
A blood moon rises, as seen from the Israeli city of Ashkelon, on July 27, 2018

A blood moon rises, as seen from the Israeli city of Ashkelon, on July 27, 2018. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS)


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THERE WAS an unexpected knock on our door in the middle of our Friday night dinner. Friends had been walking in the streets of Ra’anana, trying to find the best spot to watch the highly anticipated total eclipse, described by experts as the longest “blood moon” eclipse of the 21st century. Much had been published about this historic sighting, and the fact that the Middle East was one of the best parts of the world to be checking out the “blood moon” and, of course, the mysterious planet Mars.


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