Blood Moon 'apocalypse': Why superstitions persist

September 27, 2015 7:43 PM

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Blood Moon 'apocalypse': Why superstitions persist

The human mind has evolved a tendency to ascribe personal agency to all sorts of phenomena, which helps explain why some believe that the upcoming lunar eclipse has a significance that extends beyond astronomy.

A full "supermoon" will pass precisely within Earth's shadow this Sunday (Sept. 27), creating a total lunar eclipse and bathing our planet's natural satellite in rusty hues. This eye-catching lunar eclipse will give night owls everywhere a reason to look up in wonder, but not everyone thinks this we...

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