So, the following came from conservapedia, a website that is so incredibly “wrong” that it makes me rage on almost every possible level.
This is quite frankly, fucking stupid. Really, really fucking stupid.
I don’t know a single atheist alive who would deny that the moon turns blood red (or a ruddy brown) during an eclipse.
There is even a perfectly sound scientific explainable for it. The moon turns red during a lunar eclipse because our atmosphere, as a ray of white sunlight travels through the atmosphere to an observer, some of the colors are scattered out of the beam by air molecules and airborne particles, changing the final color of the beam the viewer sees. Because the shorter wavelength components, such as blue and green, scatter more strongly, these colors are preferentially removed from the beam. At sunrise and sunset when the path through the atmosphere is longer, the blue and green components are removed almost completely leaving the longer wavelength orange and red hues we see at those times. This is why sunrises and sunsets are reddish, pinkish or orange in hue, and the sky is blue during the day.
During a lunar eclipse, what you are seeing is the light from the sun going through the earth’s atmosphere all around the edges, if you were standing on the moon during an eclipse, the earth world look like a glowing red or orange ring, the light of every sunrise and sunset on the earth falls upon the moon at this time, and since the light from the moon is simply light reflected from the sun, when in the earth’s shadow, the moon appears red.
How the FUCK can anyone say atheist deny this happens, this kind of stupid, ignorant mis-fucking-information is what angers me most about religion, and I love how this website describes it’s self as the trustworthy encyclopedia, and aligns it’s self with the political right.
I’m sorry (okay, I’m not really sorry) but this is fucking idiotic, ignorant, bullshit.