Occasionally though, something different would happen. Planets would align and seem even brighter. There might be eclipses of the moon or of the sun. Comets might pay visits (some regular, some irregular). When these eye catching events happen, many will look up at the sky to watch it. Many for instance woke up early Saturday morning (Australia time) to see the blood moon. To some such events are magical. For others, these cosmic events inspire fear. A few people predicted that the world would end with the last lunar eclipse. Ancients used to fear that the sun was being swallowed up in a solar eclipse. Comets were harbingers of doom throughout the ages.