Science Sheds Light on the Darkest Day

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Science Sheds Light on the Darkest Day

What can historical science teach us about the darkness on the day of Christ’s crucifixion? Find out on today’s Creation Moments Minute.


Darkness covered the land from noon until 3:00 in the afternoon while Christ hung dying on the cross for our sins. The biblical language makes it clear the darkness was not due to clouds. Nor could it be caused by an eclipse of the sun. A solar eclipse never lasts for three hours.

It is interesting to note that this darkness was also recorded in Egypt. According to one ancient record, as the same darkness descended upon Egypt, it was so fearfully dark that Dinoysius of Egypt exclaimed, “Either the God of Nature is suffering, or the machine of the world is tumbling into ruin.”

Is there darkness and hopelessness in your life? Come to His cross and know that there He has restored you to your Creator.

For Creation Moments Minute dot com, I’m Darren Marlar.


Ref: Corliss, William R. 1983. “Tornados, Dark Days, Anomalous Precipitation, and Related Weather Phenomena.” Glen Arm, MD: The Sourcebook Project. p. 31.


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