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Green Moon Rare Phenomenon on 20th April 2018: Fact Check

Green Moon Rare Images 2018

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Green Moon News April 2018

On April 20th, 2018

Several planets will align causing the earth’s Moon to appear Green for 90 minutes. This phenomenon only happens once every 420 years.

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Fact Check:

According to a viral message on Facebook, a rare phenomenon of ‘Green Moon’ will happen on 20th April 2018. Several planets will align causing the earth’s Moon to appear Green for 90 minutes, it is said. The Green Moon phenomenon allegedly happening once in every four hundred & twenty years is in fact not true.

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Origin of ‘Green Moon’ Phenomenon

On 1st of April 2018, Facebook page The Free Thought Project shared a video presenting the picture of the story in question about Green Moon on April 20th. Surprisingly, the Facebook post garnered thousands of shares. The rare phenomenon mentioned in the message is not validated by science and is in fact a joke posted on April fool’s day. Note, 420 (years) mentioned in the message is actually a code-term in cannabis culture that refers to smoking cannabis in celebration on the date April 20 (which is 4/20 in United states form).

Image of Message about Green Moon in 2017

Message about Green Moon in 2017

Image of Message about Green Moon in 2017

Message about Green Moon in 2016

As you can see in pictures above, similar texts appeared in previous year 2017 as well. Furthermore, the story aired earlier in 2016 too. At the time, the story claimed the rare phenomenon will be visible on May 29th, 2016 – for the first time since 1847. It was again a meme that went viral when it was shared by a Facebook user Miles Johnson.


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