As Jesus hung on the cross what caused the people to think the day had passed?

ANSWER

A great darkness fell over the land.

Matthew 27 :

(45) From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. (46) About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).
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