What does science say about the darkness during the Crucifixion?
This Sunday I winced when we got to the following line in the Gospel reading:
It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun (Luke 23:44-45).
“An eclipse of the sun”? Really? Surely the translators of the New American Bible, which we hear at Mass, didn’t render the passage that way!
But they did.
Here’s why I had the reaction I did . . .
How the Moon Works
Luna—or “the moon” (as anyone who’s ever lived there calls it)—orbits the earth every 29.5 days. It also rotates on its axis once every 29.5 days.
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