SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 21 June 2021, Monday | النسخة العربية

Because of bloody moon, a flight without destination sells all its tickets in two and a half minutes

The official Australian airline “Qantas” has presented a unique flight that will give its passengers the opportunity to see the “blood giant” from an altitude of about 40 thousand feet from the surface of the earth, according to “CNN “.

The “bloody moon” is a phenomenon that results from a total eclipse that will occur on May 26
this time, and this time, it coincides with the moon being at its closest point to the earth, where it will appear larger and brighter, or what is known as a “super moon”.

People in western North America, western South America, Australia and Southeast Asia will be able to see a “bloody moon”.

The total lunar eclipse occurs as a result of the Earth falling on a straight line between the moon and the sun, so that the sun’s rays are blocked from the moon, but not completely as the light passes through a thin layer of the earth’s atmosphere, where the red rays are reflected on the moon to appear red and thus it was called “the blood moon “.

The “Super Moon” flight is the latest in a series of excursions run by Qantas that take travelers on an enjoyable journey, before returning them to the place they came from.

The price of the ticket reached 499 Australian dollars (386 US dollars) for the economy class, while the business class ticket was 1499 Australian dollars (1160 US dollars), knowing that all tickets had run out within two and a half minutes of being put up for sale.

And the company promised the passengers of the flight to see amazing views of the “blood moon”, explaining that it is working with astronomer, Vanessa Moss, to design “the optimal flight path over the Pacific Ocean.”

Moss will be on board to provide passengers with facts and information related to the “blood eclipse”, which will not happen again until about 10 years later.

Qantas chief customer service, Stephanie Tully, said in a statement that the flight will be aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which has been dragged by its choice because its large windows make it “ideal for looking at the moon.”

The flight of the giant moon will take three hours, as it will launch from Sydney and fly over the city’s port before flying over the clouds, taking into account the precautionary measures to prevent Covid-19  virus, which include wearing protective masks and taking into account “social distancing.”