According tomedia reports, the Earth’s moon seems to be a constant for everyone, rising overnight, and it is almost impossible to miss it at night if the observer’s vision is not affected by the weather or geography. So people are very worried when the moon disappears from the sky in 1100.
Observers have documented the moon’s bizarre disappearance, and recently, scientists may have just figured out what happened.
In a new study published in Scientific Reports, researchers have an interesting explanation for the moon’s disappearance, saying volcanoes on Earth are to blame.
It is understood that an article in the Anglo-Saxon Peterborough Chronicle described the incident. According to its disclosure, the distant stars are still very bright while the moon disappears and reappears. This is a strange phenomenon, but researchers can now link this strange phenomenon to increased volcanic activity, which is supported by ice core samples and tree year round data.
The team noted that volcanic sediments were found in ice samples between 1108 and 1113, suggesting that “forgotten” volcanic activity may have contributed to the sudden disappearance of the moon. The material ejected into the sky by the volcano can stay in the air for years, producing a so-called stratospheric aerosol layer, which is made up of tiny particles that allow bright stars to penetrate the moon while obscuring the moon’s dim light.
In addition, the study also drew on ancient records of crop failures and bad weather, which may have been caused by volcanic ash in the atmosphere and large areas of volcanic debris subsidence.
It is not clear exactly what the eruption was, but one of the team’s main suspects is that the Asakusa Mountains in central Japan today may be responsible. There are also multiple unrecorded eruptions at multiple locations, but no details have been conclusive.